Homes in west Norfolk have been targeted during a string of break-ins over the Easter weekend.

Three sheds in Castle Acre were broken into overnight on March 29 with one lawnmower being stolen.

Over the weekend three more properties in Docking and one in Burnham Market were also targeted, with tools and building supplies stolen from sheds and outbuildings.

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The high volume of break-ins has prompted King's Lynn Police to issue crime prevention advice, focusing on rural homes in the area.

They have advised locals to ensure outbuildings are locked, with tools, bikes and lawnmowers securely fastened.

The break-ins have also prompted a police appeal with anyone with any information about the incidents asked to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or via email at quoting crime reference 36/12887/24.