A PAIR of thefts and a burglary were among the crimes in Oxenhope reported to police during the past month.

The written report from West Yorkshire Police was presented to members of Oxenhope Parish Council at their latest meeting.

They were told the thefts had included a generator stolen from Denholme Road, as well as one theft of a vehicle.

In the same period, a home was broken into in Perseverance Fold.

Ward councillor Russell Brown said police who had addressed a recent meeting of Oakworth Village Society have advised people to be on their guard against suspicious individuals loitering in the Worth Valley in the early hours of the morning.

He also reminded the council that the closing date for applying for funding for community work – which comes from cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) – was the second week of February.

"This is money that has been taken from criminals, so let's take it back," he added.

Cllr David Ashcroft said: "The Police and Crime Commissioners office [which administers POCA funding] is one of the few areas where there is still public money available. We should investigate this opportunity."