POLICE are warning householders to keep an eye on their garages after a spate of thefts in the Stokesley area.

There have been eight recent incidents when thieves have broken into domestic garages in the area and stolen bicycles or tried to.

In the cases where they failed, the garage doors were snapped off in their attempts to get inside.

PC Lee Allenby said: "People should keep a look out for their own and their neighbours garages.

"And if they haven't done so already, they should fit a stout bolt to the inside of their garage door."