Police in Bolton have made 15 arrests as part of a week of action aimed at reducing burglaries in the town.

As a result six individuals have been charged for various offences.

Police have also recovered six stolen vehicles and a number of items which had been taken from others.

Detective Sergeant Carla Deighton, of GMP's Bolton district, welcomed the outcomes.

She said: “First and foremost, I would like to highlight that our fight against this type of crime and our efforts to prevent and reduce it do not stop here – this is just one example of our success in doing so.

“We are committed to delivering outstanding service to our communities here in Bolton and we understand that they, rightly, expect that to include efforts to keep both them and their property safe whilst caring for those who have unfortunately been targeted.

She added: “We will absolutely continue to take action against those we believe are responsible for breaking in to people’s homes and taking items which don’t belong to them but intelligence from members of the public is vital so I ask that that is reported to us or Crimestoppers.”