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personal safety

Alert message sent 05/12/2017 10:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

With the party season approaching, please follow the simple steps below to help ensure your personal safety.

Its important to take personal safety seriously and a few simple

precautions can help lower your chances of becoming a victim of


When out and about you should:

• stick to busy, well-lit areas, look self-confident and walk with


• consider places of safety along your route, such as a friends house

or shops, where you could seek help if necessary

• keep your purse, wallet, money and valuables out of sight

• keep bags closed, zipped and buckled

• avoid walking and talking on your mobile phone

• wear your bag across your chest, so that it cant be pulled from

your shoulder

• never leave bags unattended

• carry only the amount of money that you need

If someone tries to take something from you, let them have it. Dont

put yourself at risk of being hurt by trying to hold on to it. Throw the

item on the ground in front of you, run away and shout loudly to

draw attention to what is happening.

If you think youre being followed, cross over the road to see if they

follow you. If youre still worried, dont wait around. Go into a pub,

shop or other busy public place. Call a friend to meet you there and

report it to the police.




Message sent by
Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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