Police have come up within novel way to remind people how to protect their valuables and property over the Christmas period.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police have made their own spoof of the latest John Lewis Christmas advert to show how people can take better care of their homes this December.

Just like the John Lewis ad, the video features a trampoline, but instead of woodland creatures (and eventually a dog) enjoying the gift.

However, this time it is three police officers after they manage to enter the back garden as the door was left unlocked.

The video was released as part of the force's Don't Make It Easy campaign.

The original John Lewis ad was released in November and cost £1m to produce. It ends with the strap line "Gifts that everyone will love" and features cover by The Vaults of the song One Day I'll Fly Away.

Don't Make It Easy advice

  • Always ensure your doors and windows are locked, even if you're just in the next room
  • Keep valuables and car keys out of view and away from doors and windows
  • Consider using timer or sensor switches on your lights when you are out to make it look like someone's at home
  • If you don't have a burglar alarm, consider installing one
  • Consider fitting CCTV systems
  • Consider joining a neighbourhood watch scheme if you have one in your area. If not, think about setting one up with local residents
  • Don't advertise on social media that your property is going to be empty over the festive period. Thieves look out for this kind of information and could target your property
  • Dispose of boxes and rubbish discreetly. Leaving boxes outside will signal to burglars that you have new and valuable items in the house.