The University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Police are working together to try and tackle the high burglary rate in Lenton.

Nottinghamshire Police and Community Protection’s Environmental Health team along with some of the university’s staff visited Osmaston Street residents yesterday (February 1) following 18 reported burglaries last month.

The local beat team gave residents advice on how to prevent future related crimes whilst their security standards were checked by Environmental Health Officers.

Melanie Futer, Off Campus Affairs Manager at the University of Nottingham, said: “This was just another way to get the message of crime prevention across.

“Crime rates have dramatically fallen in Lenton yet the burglary rate is still very high which is why it is important to give students the knowledge to tackle the problem.”

“Following the success of this project, areas where Nottingham Trent students live might be highlighted next.”

The police have a variety of tips to prevent burglaries including keeping door keys out of sight and away from letter boxes and always lock external doors and windows.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Canning Circus Rob Wilson said: “This new partnership will give more confidence to Lenton residents that we are working hard to prevent crime happening in their area, as well as make sure they are living in suitable accommodation.

“I hope that this new partnership will continue to spread to other parts of the community and we can help tackle the issue of burglaries and inadequate security measures in housing.”

Police urge anyone who has any information on any burglary to call 101 as detectives are continuing to investigate these crimes.

Visit www.nottinghamshire.police.uk for tips on how to secure your home.