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Police urge people in Suffolk to have a #SaferChristmas

PUBLISHED: 21:22 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 21:22 05 December 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore attending an operation as part of Suffolk Constabulary's drink-drive Christmas clampdown. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore attending an operation as part of Suffolk Constabulary's drink-drive Christmas clampdown. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk Constabulary has launched its latest campaign to help people in the county stay safe this festive season.

Suffolk Constabulary's Safer Christmas campaign has been launched. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARYSuffolk Constabulary's Safer Christmas campaign has been launched. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

The campaign is called #SaferChristmas and will feature across the service’s social media platforms in the coming weeks.

#SaferChristmas will target a number of areas from personal safety whilst out to keeping homes safe and shopping online.

It hopes to encourage people to look after the vulnerable at this time of year; whether that be the elderly or those who may need help after a night out.

Chief Superintendent Jennifer Eves said: “Christmas is about enjoying the season and spending time with our friends and families. To help people enjoy their celebrations, it is important that the police do everything we can to promote public safety and help to prevent incidents from happening.

“This campaign is aimed at providing advice on the types of incidents we have to deal with during the festive season, and to encourage the public to not only have fun but to also be mindful of their safety and the steps they can take to help prevent crime.

“Too much alcohol can cause problems in lots of different ways. It can fuel emotions and lead to arguments. So we urge everyone to drink responsibly and know their limits. More importantly, if you’re on a night out, whether it’s your friend or a fellow person in the club or bar who is in need of help, try and look out for one another.”

Police are advising the public to stay safe on nights out by pacing their drinking, to never leave drinks unattended and to arrange transport home.

Suffolk Constabulary launched its campaign against drink under the influence of drinks and drugs last week.

The county’s police and crime commissioner, Tim Passmore said: “December is a busy time and we may be in and out of the home more regularly while we’re busy shopping for presents and seeing loved ones. Sadly, it’s also a time for opportunist thieves. So whether you’re popping into town or visiting friends, make sure to follow a few safety precautions in order to try and beat the burglar.”

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