MOTORISTS are being urged to keep their car secure and belongings safe after a spate of incidents in a village.
Police have dealt with a number of break-ins and thefts in South Hetton in recent weeks and are appealing for people to take heed of crime prevention advice.
A man in his 20s has been arrested in connection with investigation and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Police are asking people to always ensure their vehicles are locked and that any valuable items are kept out of view from people passing by.
More crime prevention information can be found at www.durham.police.uk