BURGLARY victims will get help securing their homes.

Deighton-based community group Fresh Horizons has secured £75,000 for the next three years from the Ministry of Justice.

The money will pay for extra security at 3,000 homes.

Fresh Horizons managing director Mike McCusker said: “One of the worst things that can happen to anyone is to have their home violated by burglars so we’re delighted this scheme can continue.

“We are in a very tough spending environment, so we are grateful to Kirklees Council for stepping in to support the scheme and to our local police officers who work closely with us.”

Clr Jean Calvert, Kirklees cabinet member for communities backed the spending yesterday.

The Ashbrow Labour woman said: “Being a victim of burglary can have a devastating effect on people.

“Most people are upset at the thought that a stranger has been in their home and some don't feel secure in their home after a burglary.

“This scheme ensures practical help is available to improve home security which reduces the chances of becoming a repeat victim.”