Police are appealing for CCTV footage as they investigate a series of burglaries and attempted break-ins in the Horwich area over the last week.

Officers say that properties they know about so far were targeted in The Fairways, Hughes Street, Nasmyth Street and Kensington Drive areas of Horwich.

A spokesman for the local force said: "The Horwich team are currently investigating a series of reported burglary and attempt burglaries in the Horwich area between 17/4/24 - 19/4/24.

"The team are actively seeking further CCTV/witnesses to assist with our ongoing enquiries. We are asking residents to check their CCTV footage and doorbell camera's for any suspicious activity in the early hours of each of these days.

"Anyone with any information or footage please contact via email on boltonnorth@gmp.police.uk."

No further information has been given out.

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Operation Castle was launched in 2021 as officers committed a pledge to the Government to send an officer to every domestic burglary in Greater Manchester.

The operation was hailed as a ground-breaking initiative which had a clear focus to conduct full investigation, and to protect victims from being repeatedly targeted.

Following the success of the pilot operation in Greater Manchester Police, in October 2022, the Home Office announced that all police forces across the country would be required to attend every report of domestic burglary as part of the Government’s overall commitment to reducing crime, lessening victims, and creating a safer country.