Keep Christmas thieves at bay

Unseasonal thieves could target your presents Credit: ITV News

Northumbria Police is urging people to get their new gifts logged to keep Christmas thieves at bay. Residents are urged to get new bikes, phones, electricals, tools and other valuables registered with free property logging website

And those who receive iPads, iPhones and other similar smartphones and tablets are urged to activate built in GPS systems and download apps which help locate stolen property.

The immediate crime prevention activity will mean if new property is stolen and later recovered it can be returned to the rightful owner, as well as potentially catching a criminal in possession of stolen goods.