Beach hut owners are being urged to keep their properties safe.

Sussex Police have issued top-tips after six reported break-ins since April.

They recommend you install a motion sensitive security light to deter thieves, fit concealed hinges to prevent would be thieves from undoing screws or bolts and check that fittings are bolted through the door and reinforced at the back with a steel plate or washer.

They also recommend you fit a quality lock, security mark your property so that it is identifiable either with paint or a UV marker pen, and register your property for free on