INVESTIGATIONS are underway following a burglary in Old Kempshott Lane.

Police say the incident occurred between 1.30am and 4.30am on September 11.

Basingstoke Neighbourhoods Policing Team have appealed for anyone who witnessed anyone acting suspicious in the area, or any other information that could assist the investigation.

They are asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 44190324280.

Basingstoke Police also took the opportunity to remind residents of advice on how to protect themselves from being the victim of a burglary.

Residents are urged to take the following actions:

• Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.

• Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.

• Lock all windows and doors, remembering to double lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn the key).

• Keep all keys out of reach and sight from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).

• Do not leave ladders and garden tools in your garden, lock them away in your shed.

• Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges.

• Consider fitting security lighting and a burglar alarm.

• Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with

• Make use of timer switches to make the property appear occupied.

• Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.

• Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

• Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.

• Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.