Businesses may want to think about improving or acquiring security fencing to reduce the risk of burglary at their premises.

In Burley, there has been a string of metal thefts over the past few months, with thieves targeting lead on roofs, metal beer kegs, trolleys, road signs and drain covers, the Salisbury Journal reports.

Hampshire Constabulary is urging businesses, churches, schools and residents to be on their guard.

Firms may want to check their security fencing is secure.

"I would encourage all New Forest residents and businesses regularly check their roofs so that any theft of roofing materials is found before it rains and water enters the building, causing further damage," councillor Geoff Beck told the newspaper.

Firms may also want to check the new online crime maps, available at, to see what type of crime is taking place in their area.

Pauline Norstrom, chair of the CCTV section at the BSIA, said of the new initiative: "It could therefore be valuable in helping inform business owners about the type of crime they could be facing, therefore assisting them when shaping their security strategy." ADNFCR-3337-ID-800420794-ADNFCR