Protect yourself, your belongings and your property this season - The Evesham Observer

Protect yourself, your belongings and your property this season

Evesham Editorial 17th Dec, 2019   0

POLICE have launched a ‘Christmas Presence’ campaign aimed at helping people protect themselves, their belongings and property over the festive season.

It comes as figures show a significant increase in 999 and 101 calls in December, especially involving alcohol.

West Mercia also see an increase in domestic abuse incidents over the same period.

Chief Superintendent Tom Harding, said: “Christmas is a very busy time for the police and the more we can do to help people look after themselves and each other will hopefully result in fewer crimes this festive season.

“We will have significant additional officers on duty and I would encourage people to engage with us and seek our assistance if required.

“Whilst we want everyone to have a great Christmas and to celebrate with friends and family we do see a rise in alcohol related incidents and vulnerability.

“We would like everyone to enjoy the festivities safely and that’s why we’ll be sharing lots of helpful safety messages and advice as part of our campaign.

“We are using a variety of approaches to share these messages.

“Through a mixture of engagement events and social media updates, we will be sharing advice and information far and wide during the festive period.”

People can follow West Mercia Police on Twitter via @WMerciaPoliceExternal Link on Facebook via @westmerciapolice and keep up to date with the news at


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