Don’t be a victim over Yuletide
PEOPLE are being given advice to help stop themselves from becoming crime victims this Christmas.
The Chiltern and South Bucks Community Safety team are giving suggestions to help people make sure that they are safe and secure over the holiday period.
Top tips include putting timer switches on lights when people are out or away, investing in a fake television simulator and to get a neighbour to draw curtains for you if you are away.
The group says that it is also important to be aware of hidden alcohol in things like puddings, cakes and chocolates, and to avoid drinking and driving.
Peter Hudson, Chiltern District Council’s cabinet member for community, said: “For most, Christmas is a time of giving. Sadly for the criminally-minded, it’s a great opportunity to help themselves. This is a time when we all like to have a good time, but I would urge everyone not to let your guard down.”