POLICE have said they will be increasing patrols at beauty spots in the South and Vale area to deter thieves from raiding cars this summer.

A notice online from Thames Valley Police advised: "When you get to the beauty spot location take everything with you on your walk if possible.

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"Even a jacket left in the back of a car can tempt thieves to see if there is anything in the pocket."

It added people should wipe away suction marks from sat-navs and double check the car is locked.