HOMEOWNERS have been urged to remain vigilant after a spate of burglaries across Prestwich.

Officers who cover the Prestwich area said there had been a number of recent break-ins at properties, mainly during afternoons and evenings.

They said in a tweet: "Offenders are targeting rear doors and windows. Please ensure that your side gates are locked.

"Please lock up even when you are inside. Report suspicious activity to the police."

To report crime, call police on 101 or via Greater Manchester Police's live chat.