Police have said they are increasing patrols in rural areas of Powys in response to an increased number of burglaries.

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating an increase in burglary-type offences in the rural communities of the county, particularly near to the English border.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Officers are increasing patrols in these areas to disrupt criminal activity and relentlessly pursue offenders.

"Members of the public will notice an increased policing presence particularly in the hours of darkness."

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Anyone with any information or noticing suspicious activity should report it to the police either online at https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected], by direct messaging them on social media, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org