POLICE have issued advice on how to stop burglaries from taking place during the Christmas season.

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Tips include never leaving presents on view under the Christmas tree; cutting up packaging for any expensive gifts so that it will fit inside your refuse bin; and refraining from posting photos of high value presents, such as jewellery on social media.

If you are getting items delivered, you should track your parcels and make sure you are home to receive them, install a video doorbell and security light and remove any address labels as they can give away what you have had delivered as well as increase the chances of you becoming a victim of identity fraud.