A housing association and local police have joined forces to help crack down on crime.

Worthing Homes Ltd has agreed to install an intruder alarm in the home of any tenant who is a victim of burglary.

The alarm is linked directly to the company's Careline service so any movement in the property can be monitored by the careline control centre.

Worthing Council has helped to set up the scheme by providing a grant.

Local crime prevention officer PC Jim Stobart, said: "We hope this initiative will make burglars think twice and give peace of mind to anyone who has been their victim."

Residents wanting more information should contact Robin Jones of Worthing Homes on 01243 843509.