Gloucestershire Crimestoppers

Police in the North Cotswolds are urging residents to think back over the last 48 hours and call them if they recollect any unusual behaviour or anything out of the ordinary. The request follows reports of eight burglaries overnight in the area.

The burglaries happened at two public houses, two hotels and four private homes.

Inspector for the area, Brian Clifford, said: “We believe these burglaries are connected and they are each being thoroughly investigated so that the offenders can be brought to justice.

“We’re particularly eager to hear from local residents who may have seen any suspicious or unusual activity in the areas where the burglaries happened. No matter how small or insignificant you think the information may be it could turn out to be vital to our investigation, so please make sure you contact us.”