Staying safe in the city
02 February 2011
Inspector Mark Morgan of Liverpool City Centre neighbourhood policing team has asked us to remind students to be vigilant of your personal safety and your belongings while out and about in Liverpool City Centre.
He said: “Our analysis shows that students and young people may be victims of thefts which could be avoided if people simply take better care of their property whilst out socialising. The best advice I can give is to not leave your valuables unattended. It takes moments for an opportunist thief to steal your property – don’t give them these opportunities – keep your items with you at all times. Merseyside Police is doing all that it can to tackle this issue but members of the public must do their bit.”
- Always be vigilant with your property and don’t give thieves any opportunity to steal from you
- Ensure that whenever possible you keep items in zipped pockets or bags
- Don’t leave items unattended, even for very short periods of time
Merseyside Police have also asked us to remind you that lost property should never be reported as stolen. Inspector Morgan notes: "We can provide you with a lost property reference number for insurance purposes, which allows you to claim, and means that police time is not wasted investigating false reports. If you’ve lost property, contact the shops, cafes and bars you’ve visited and ask them if your property has been found, as this is often the case.”
Anyone who has information regarding people stealing or handling stolen goods can call CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555 111.