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Police on the Isle of Wight are reminding local residents to keep sheds and outbuildings securely locked following 2 burglaries in Shorwell.

The latest in a recent spate of rural crime occurred in the Main Road/Farriers Way area of Shorwell overnight on 17th February.

According to Hampshire Constabulary, a chainsaw and a radio were taken.

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Island Echo understands that a number of other powertools were taken from another rural property on the Isle of Wight that night.

Islanders are being urged to register items and their serial numbers for free at

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