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Police hand out safety tips and advice on National Personal Safety Day
8:00am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
Police gave advice to around 300 people on National Personal Safety Day.
As part of the Streets Ahead campaign, officers set up a mobile police office outside Skipton Town Hall where people were given safety advice and giveaways.
They were joined by colleagues from 4Youth – the North Yorkshire County Council youth service – Stacey Mitchell from the Craven Community Safety Partnership and domestic violence officer Simon Ashton.
“We estimate we spoke to 300 people over the course of four hours,” said Sgt Paul Evans from the Skipton Safer Neighbourhood Team. “Personal safety whilst out and about was the main topic.”
Youngsters from various youth projects run by 4Youth entered a poster competition, with the winner getting a prize.
The nationwide Streets Ahead initiative is spearheaded by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, set up by the parents of missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh with the aim of campaigning, educating and supporting people to help reduce the risk of violence and aggression.