POLICE have issued a warning to residents to beware of thieves after a number of homes in Colne have had their telephone wires cut.
In the past burglars have used this technique to disconnect homes before breaking in.
Three homes in the area have had their lines cut over the past couple weeks but as yet have not been broken in to.
Sgt Damian Pemberton of Colne police said: “We are asking people to be vigilant and keep an eye on external wires outside their homes. They should report any wires that have been cut to us by calling 472441.”