14/12/2011 Hartlepool

Stay Safe This Christmas

Hartlepool Police, in conjunction with the Safer Hartlepool Partnership, are reminding people how to stay safe this Christmas with a festive poster which will be displayed in pubs, clubs and colleges around the town.

Simple things like not accepting drinks from strangers could prevent innocent revellers from becoming victims of crime

Kathy Prudom,Chief Inspector

Over the festive period people are reminded to enjoy their evenings out, yet be responsible and ensure that the night is remembered for the right reasons.

Safety messages include: 

  • Don’t drink too much. Know your limit and stick to it – remember drink to enjoy, not to regret it.
  • Always protect your drink to ensure nothing is added.
  • Do not accept drinks from strangers, if a drink tastes unusual or smells odd, do not drink it.
  • Stay with friends and look after each other.
  • Plan how you are going to get home before you go out.
  • Look after your valuables and do not leave them unattended. Keep wallets, purses and phones out of sight.

Chief Inspector Kathy Prudom, of Hartlepool Police, said: “It is important that whilst on a night out, members of the public stay safe whilst enjoying themselves. Simple things like not accepting drinks from strangers could prevent innocent revellers from becoming victims of crime.

“We are putting up posters around the town to remind people of the simple steps that can be taken to help themselves from becoming victims. Keeping the public safe is at the forefront of our minds.”

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