Warning not to leave packaging on show

Householders have been warned not to leave packaging for valuable gifts on view.

Wednesday, 28th December 2016, 4:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:20 pm

A picture published several times on Twitter highlights the ‘open invitation’ that can unwittingly be left for thieves by leaving packaging outside to collection.

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Among those sounding the alert were Fareham Neighbourhood Watch and firefighters at Portchester.

They tweeted the picture of a pile of cardboard on the kerb next to a recycling bin with the message: ‘Please dispose of all waste correctly.

‘Not only a chance for arsonist to strike,but also shows thieves what’s inside.’