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Monday, December 05, 2011
BE SAFE IN BRIGG THIS CHRISTMAS
Coun Carl Sherwood (Brigg and
Wolds), who is Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services at
North Lincolnshire Council (PICTURED), said: “The Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership wants to
make sure people in North Lincolnshire do not have Christmas
ruined by the despicable behaviour of those intent on wrongdoing.
“For the vast majority of people Christmas is the season of goodwill, but that good will seems to bypass the area’s unscrupulous thieves.
“People are busy spending their hard-earned cash on gifts for family, friends and loved ones, so it’s all the more heartbreaking when opportunist thieves strike at this time of year.
“We’re reminding people how they can to protect their belongings and keep themselves, and their homes, safe and secure this Christmas.”
When out and about shopping…
1. Consider where you park, especially if you will be returning after dark. Choose a well-lit space away from pillars. Many car parks in
North Lincolnshire feature a number of security measures, such as CCTV and
improved lighting, which can deter thieves from even trying their luck.
2. Make sure your children know what to do if they get separated from you in busy shopping areas. Younger children should tell the shop assistant and never leave the shop without you. Older children can be given an agreed meeting place.
3. Don’t leave presents on show in a parked car.
4. Keep alert in busy shops and streets where thieves and pickpockets could be operating.