One Hayter lawnmower was stolen from an unlocked shed in Windmill Avenue on Friday night and a second Mountfield mower was stolen from an unlocked garage in Chestnut Avenue on Saturday night.

PC Paul Bentley, who is investigating the incidents, said: “Due to the close geographical location, similar type of items stolen and the timeframe I believe these two burglaries are linked and may have committed by the same offenders.

“I would ask that people check their sheds and outbuildings are locked and secure and consider putting security lights in if these aren’t already in place.”