Despite the weather still being mild Christmas will soon be upon us again and so it is time for my annual message with a reminder about our Christmas Crime Prevention Advice.
•Ensure all windows and doors are secured when not in use
•Never leave keys in the ignition and the car unattended even for a few seconds
•Keep all presents and other shopping out of sight. Never leave them on the passenger seat or foot well of the vehicle.
•Do not leave valuables such as mobile phones, laptops or satellite navigation systems in the vehicle, take them with you.
•Make sure all doors and windows are kept locked, even if only popping out for a few minutes.
•Do not leave presents on display in the house or under the tree until the last minute.
•Remember to turn your Christmas lights off at night or before you go out as they could be a fire hazard.
•If you are going away over the festive season ask a neighbour or friend to check your house regularly and leave them a contact number in case of emergencies.
•Dispose of any empty packaging carefully as it can be an advertisement for thieves.
Please note that there will not be any community messages for the week commencing the 5th December – 9th December or between Christmas and the New Year due to annual leave.
If you need to report an incident the numbers to ring are 101 for all non-emergency calls and 999 in an emergency.
I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a crime free festive season and New Year.
If you have any information in relation to this message, please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 To find out more about Thames Valley Police in your area – please go to our website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk.
If you have information about crime but do not want to speak to the police, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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