Axminster burglary victim's window was not open

AN Axminster burglary victim is warning Herald readers not to trust trickle vent locking systems on windows.

AN Axminster burglary victim is warning Herald readers not to trust trickle vent locking systems on windows.

The man, who does not wish to be named, said "It's a hard enough thing to get over being burgled, but I feel your article on the front page of this week's Midweek Herald implied we'd left a window open.

"In fact, the window was closed and on a trickle vent locking system, with the handle locked down into position.

"Since the burglary, I've been looking at other people's windows and there are lots like it."

The man added: "I want people to be aware they are not necessarily safe on a trickle vent locking system.