CHESHIRE Police is urging Halton residents to sign up for its alert message system.

This free community messaging system keeps people up to date with important information about their area.

It enables you to receive messages fromt he police, including news, appeals, local crime alerts and crime prevention advice through e-mail, text message or voicemail.

Homewatch co-ordinator Liz Biddle said: "Not only can you receive news specific to where you live, but also to your interest or business."

Messages are tailored to your neighbourhood and personal interests.

You can register for Cheshire Police Alert by visiting