Keep Safe This Summer
Everyone likes to enjoy the good weather and long evenings during the summer months but there are a few things you should consider while making the most of the sunshine. Unfortunately, while you are spending more time outdoors, you are at a greater risk of becoming a victim of crimes such as burglary and car crime. There are some simple steps you can take to minimise the risk such as:-
Lock your doors and windows even if you are outside in your garden;
Don’t leave ground floor windows open during the night;
Keep an eye on your neighbours’ homes when you know they are out;
Make sure you secure any garden sheds;
Remember to secure gardening tools and equipment as they could be used to break into your home;
Keep ladders out of sight;
Don’t leave valuables in view in your car
You should report any suspicious activity to your nearest police station, or alternatively, you can report crimes anonymously to Crimestoppers, either online at crimestoppers-uk.org or by telephone on 0800 555 111.
If you are the victim of a crime, you can contact Victim Support. They are an independent, free and confidential organisation who offer support for victims and witnesses of crime. You can contact them on www.victimsupportsco.org.uk or call their helpline on 0345 603 9213.