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Local PCSOs Lynsay McNeil and Dominic Doust have held a series of safety talks at the Grimsby Institute this week in a bid to arm learners against potential danger.
Responding to the recent spate of reported attempted abductions and assaults across the area, the two officers gave invaluable advice on how students can protect themselves.
“The incidents have been really hard to police because they’re possibly not down to the same person,” the PCSOs explained.
“They’re happening all over the area, at different times of day. That makes it difficult for us, and difficult for you to keep yourselves safe. Our advice is to do whatever you need to do to protect yourselves.”
But while a lot of the tips “seem quite obvious”, they hope they will prompt young people to be more conscious of their safety during their daily routine.
“You learn about stranger danger in primary school, not talking to someone you don’t know.
“You have to protect yourselves, if you don’t like the look of someone approaching you then look after number one. Make sure you make the right decision at the right time.
“Try not to panic. Go about your everyday routine, but just be more conscious about your safety and think about what you’re doing.
“Ultimately, it’s about reducing the opportunity a suspect might have to attack or assault you.”
Below is a summary of the advice given to learners.
What should you do before leaving home in the morning?
What should you do during your journey?
What do you do if someone attacks you?