Market pitch crime prevention
Dated: 16 Jul 2012
Police in Newcastle are reminding city centre market shoppers how to stay safe.
This supports the forcewide doorstep crime initiative ‘If in doubt, keep them out!’ doorstep crime campaign, aimed at tackling distraction burglaries, bogus officials, high pressure doorstep selling, rogue traders and cold callers.
Officers will be handing out advice and leaflets on Friday, July 20, from 10am to 3pm at a stall in the Grainger Market, near the Clayton Street entrance.
Sergeant Lesley Wheatley, of the Newcastle Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "Our officers want to get the crime prevention message across to the public and a busy market is a great place to set up our stall and chat to people.
"We'll be handing out leaflets and talking to people about how they can keep themselves safe. We'll also be encouraging people to look out for their neighbours."