POLICE in Redditch will be running extra targeted patrols after a series of lead thefts.

A police spokesman said the force is receiving an increased number of lead thefts from address around the Rickyard Lane area of Church Hill in Redditch.

They urged people to be extra vigilant and report anybody looking suspicious.

"We will be completing extra targeted patrols in the area," they said.

Anyone with any concerns or information about recent thefts can call police on 101.