Fes­tive blitz ap­peal

Ayrshire Post - - News - Stephen Hous­ton

Po­lice have launched their Fes­tive Safery street ini­tia­tive only days af­ter killing, a knife ram­page and se­ri­ous as­saults.

The cam­paign is to “en­sure Ayr and other town cen­tres are safe and at­trac­tive places to be dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

It will run un­til Jan­uary 6 and po­lice of­fi­cers will be joined by South Ayr­shire Com­mu­nity Sup­port Work­ers who will wear body cams to cap­ture in­ci­dents on film.

Taxi mar­shals will be on Boswell Park in Ayr and Prest­wick Street Pas­tors and St. An­drews First Aiders will also be on hand.

Chief In­spec­tor Derek Frew, of Ayr Po­lice Of­fice, said: “My of­fi­cers will have a more vis­i­ble pres­ence in towns through­out South Ayr­shire and we will be work­ing with part­ners with the aim of pre­vent­ing in­ci­dents and al­low­ing ev­ery­one to en­joy this busy time of year. I would en­cour­age friends, fam­ily and col­leagues to look out for each other on nights out and en­sure ev­ery­one gets home safely.”

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