Clocks back, bur­glar­ies up

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HOUSE­HOLDS are be­ing warned by an in­surer to be­ware of a big spike in home bur­glar­ies as the clocks go back.

Co-op­er­a­tive In­sur­ance said the num­ber of home and mo­tor in­sur­ance claims usu­ally shoots up af­ter the clocks go back by one hour and Bri­tish sum­mer time (BST) ends. The clocks will go back this Sun­day.

Co-op di­rec­tor James Hil­lon said: “Darker nights lead to an in­crease in home bur­glar­ies, so when the clocks change this com­ing week­end we are urg­ing peo­ple to be more vig­i­lant.”

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