POLICE have this week appealed for witnesses to a burglary in Chippenham last month.

It was reported that between 7.30pm on Friday, December 10 and 7pm on Saturday, December 11 an address on Blackcross was broken into.

The suspects made a forceful entry through the front door of the property before conducting an untidy search but it is not believed anything was taken.

A Police spokesman said: "Enquiries have been carried out in the local area including CCTV checks, but we are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen suspicious activity or have any doorbell footage that could assist officers with their investigation, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54210120754."

Police also issued a Crime Prevention Advice checklist:

• Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when just in the garden. Make sure you have approved locks or bolts to all doors and windows.

• Never leave a spare key in a hiding place like in a plant pot or letter box - a thief knows all the hiding places.

• Register all serial numbers from electrical items, tools and garden equipment with Immobilise.com, the free national property register. Mark items without serial numbers with an artificial DNA property marker such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA.

• Use a timer to set lights to mimic your usual activity when you are not at home.

• Do not open the door to anyone you don't know or are not expecting. Always check by using a spy-hole or look through a window.

• Always report any suspicious activity, note any vehicle registrations, descriptions of persons involved and direction of travel.