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Students get top marks for helping spread crime prevention message

Posted on 15th October 2013


Police teamed up with a group of college students to hand out top crime prevention tips to scores of homeowners in Buxton.

Officers from the town’s Safer Neighbourhood team were joined by six Buxton and Leek College students to hand-deliver leaflets advising people on how to protect themselves from crime.

The group dished out hundreds of leaflets reminding people to make sure their homes are secure, particularly in the winter months and darker nights, to deter burglars.

PC Russ Barlow and PCSO Linda Cook were joined by tutor Julie Shaw and students Conor Eager, Dan Fisher, Brad Gauntlett, Gemma Hayes, Sam Jackson and Rebecca Wild for the leaflet drop, which focused on the area around Hardwick Square South.

PC Barlow said: “With the nights drawing in, we wanted to get out into the community and tell people about the things they can do to make their properties safer from criminals.

“The crime prevention leaflets have a lot of useful tips on them and with the help of the students, who were fantastic even though the weather was dreadful, we were able to deliver them to a much larger area of Buxton.”

For more crime prevention advice or to speak to Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101.

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