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
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:
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.”