Local authorities will offer a night-time burglary service to help those who hear a noise downstairs, and are not sure what action to take.
The stress caused by suspicious sounds after dark, and the subsequent choice of whether or not to investigate has led to local councils kindly offering a guaranteed break-in service.
One simple phone call from the householder can now arrange for a TV to be stolen, a car to be scratched, or defecation to be left upon your sofa. Peter Thape (46) was up and down 5 times a night, until recently.
‘I thought I could hear someone rumbling around near the bins, so I called the freephone number,’ said Thape.
‘One call, and they were straight round, and put the back window through. I slept like a baby,’ added Thape’