A warning has been issues after numerous attempted break-ins were reported in Stroud.

The attempted thefts relate to cars and vans parked in the Ebley area.

PCSO Jayne Fellowes said: "May I ask that you ensure that all tools, sat-navs, mobile phones, laptops, handbags, anything of value, are not on display in your van or car.

"Also please check your windows and doors are locked before you leave your vehicle.

"By doing this it will ensure you have done everything within your power to stop persons trying to break in to your vehicle.

"Should you see a possible break-in happening, please do call us at the time, whilst keeping yourself safe."