FIVE burglaries in Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury were among offences reported to police between June 4 and July 2.

The crime update was given to members of Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council at their latest full meeting.

Worth Valley sergeant Adam Beecroft said these incidents included one unsuccessful attempt to break into a house, where the suspect was disturbed before he could get in.

Two of the other cases involved property being stolen from garden sheds, while in another burglary Haworth Railway Station was targeted and two laptops taken.

Sgt Beecroft said the last of the reported burglaries involved cash being stolen from the till at the Tea Rooms, in Haworth Main Street.

"Over the same period there were four thefts from motor vehicles, one of which was a theft of licence plates and the others involved loose change being stolen from inside the cars," he said.

"We also had some reports of fires being started in the Haworth Central Park area.

"We've identified and interviewed one male about that, and he's still on our radar.

"There were seven arrests during this time – one for arson, one drug related, three for assault, one for drink driving and one person who was arrested on warrant."

Sgt Beecroft said the main public concerns from the Stanbury area related to speeding.

He said he had asked Bradford Council for monitoring devices in the village to help determine exactly when this problem is most prevalent.