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Shop Safely This Festive Season in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Centre's Safer Community Team is hoping to keep the festive spirit alive by reducing crime over Christmas.

As people busy themselves in a packed out Cheltenham buying lots of wonderful gifts for friends and family, officers are reminding you of those who may want to help themselves to your desirable items.

PC Mark Love of Cheltenham Town Centre Safer Community Team said; "Unfortunately there are a minority who think it is acceptable, even at Christmas, to steal your purse, handbag or anything else.

"Just keep your wits about you, make sure that your valuables are secure by zipping them away in a pocket or bag and keep that bag close to you."

The SCT are running a number of operations in the run up to Christmas as PC Mark Love explains; "We will be carrying out both uniformed and plain clothes patrols in the Town Centre throughout the festive period, targeting known hotspots.

"We will be making full use of the Town's CCTV which should be reassuring for the majority of law-abiding shoppers.

"For those who are out to commit crime, let it be a warning, you may not be able to see us but we can see you."

Posted : 12/12/2007 10:27:16

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