Don’t be a vic­tim over Yule­tide

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.”

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