In recent times, we’ve seen a spike in house burglaries in Penarth during the night. We believe they’ve been committed by opportunist burglars because the homes were found to be insecure. I can’t stress strongly enough how important it is to lock your doors and windows every night to make it harder for criminals who are looking for easy-pickings.

Homes with no security measures are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make all the difference. More crime prevention measures can be found on our website.

Many of you will be making your plans for the rugby weekend ahead. If you’re heading out to enjoy the Six Nations, we want you to enjoy your day and to be safe.

Make it a day to remember for the right reasons - before going out, organise your lift home, stay with your group of friends and look after each other, and don’t let your behaviour spoil things for others. You can see more at #DrinkLessEnjoyMore .

We are urging people to be aware of the latest scam in which criminals are getting access into people’s computers, phones or tablets and then accessing personal information, including online banking details.

A number of apps allow users to share access to their device for a range of legitimate purposes however, scammers are trying to abuse this for their own gains and a number of victims have been in south Wales.

Scammers are contacting people and ‘offering technical support or advice’ for which they need access to the computer or device. Once they gain access, they steal a wealth of private and financial information.

Please remember, legitimate organisations will not contact you out of the blue and demand you take action or diagnose a problem with your device.

This week, it’s Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week which aims to send out a clear message that #ItsNotOK .

Anyone can be a victim of sexual abuse or violence. No matter who commits it, where or when it happened, we will listen to you and treat you with dignity and respect throughout the investigation.

Please also be reassured that victims of a sex offence receive lifelong anonymity. To report an incident or crime to the police, you can call us on 101 and always report emergencies on 999.