Insurance firm issues key warning

Home insurance firm esure has warned Britons they need to be more careful with their belongings.

This comes after research by the company showed the average bunch of keys carried by people in the UK could give criminals access to a fortune of over £28,000.

Although in many cases when people lose their keys, they turn up a few hours later – perhaps down the back of the sofa as per usual – 43 per cent of Britons in the last month have misplaced theirs for a prolonged period of time.

Nikki Sellers, head of home insurance at esure, said: “Changing locks when moving house or after losing keys can be a hassle, but it is important to bear in mind the value of the items that can be at risk.”

Keys are most valuable in the south-east of England, with a bunch in the region worth £33,242, while those in the north-east are valued at £30,254.

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