Police appealed to villagers to be vigilant after a sharp spike in keyless thefts of Range Rovers in Hale.

GMP Trafford asked those in possession of one or more of the 4x4s to take action to reduce the risks.

A post on social media today, Friday, said there is a sharp spike in keyless thefts which see thieves tricking keyless vehicles into thinking the keys are nearby.

It is possible to prevent this by keeping the keys as far as possible from the vehicle and in a Faraday Bag or any other signal-blocking bag whenever at home.

Anyone with information about an incident can contact police on 101 or the LiveChat on gmp.police.uk. They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

For information on keyless thefts go to gmp.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/preventing-car-vehicle-theft. 

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email jack.tooth@newsquest.co.uk or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.