23rd Oct, 2017

Vale Pokemon Go players urged to stay safe

Evesham Editorial 19th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

POKEMON GO players across the Vale are being urged to stay and play safe as they take to the streets to find the little cult creatures.

The advice comes from West Mercia Police which is particularly concerned about younger players with the school summer holidays coming up.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Please remember that your safety comes before catching that Drowzee or Squirtle.

“Let someone know where you’re going, be aware of your surroundings and follow all normal road safety advice.

“For grown ups playing – we hope it goes without saying but under no circumstances is it okay to catch Pok√©mon whilst you’re driving.”

Other concerns as well as road safety ones voiced by the police include being aware of pickpockets and distraction thefts and the potential for street robbery as many players have been walking around with their phones or other mobile devices held out in front of them.

Visit www.westmercia.police.uk/article/1964/Personal-safety for more safety advice.

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