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Glossop Street Meet helps shoppers to stay safe

Posted on 22nd November 2016

The Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team has been heading out in the town to help shoppers to stay safe over the festive season.

PC Julian Gallagher and PC Jenny Oldfield were joined by PCSOs Will Brockett, Ann Morris and Amy McKeever at stores in Glossop yesterday (Monday, November 21).

The policing team hosted a Street Meet at the Co-operative Store on Norfolk Street before setting up shop in Marks and Spencer at Howard Mills.

During the morning the team chatted to shoppers to help them to stay safe from pick pockets on busy shopping days, particularly in the run up to Christmas. Officers handed out purse chains and bells to help prevent bag dipping, along with offering credit card protectors to protect against electronic pick pockets.

The Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team was on hand to offer advice to residents and answer any questions they had.

Residents visiting the stores were also encouraged to share their views as part of a crime survey created by the Glossop Police Volunteer Cadet Scheme. The cadets were keen to gather views on what issues matter most to local residents so that they can help to boost security in the community.

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