Extra police patrols for safe Christmas

PUB, club and party-goers in east Suffolk were today reassured every effort will be made by police patrols to keep them safe this Christmas.

PUB, club and party-goers in east Suffolk were today reassured every effort will be made by police patrols to keep them safe this Christmas.

Suffolk police said enabling people to be out and about enjoying themselves safely was a top priority as part of its Operation Nightsafe campaign.

Additional patrols will be dedicated in the Suffolk coastal area in the lead up to and during the holiday period.

Officers will use hand-held cameras and vehicle CCTV to support plain clothes and uniform patrols by regular, Special Constabulary and specialist unit officers in Felixstowe, Woodbridge and other towns in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Aves said: “We remain committed to working closely with pubs, clubs and door staff to ensure that those out during the festive season can enjoy themselves.

“We have been impressed with the conduct of the public so far this year and would urge people going out to enjoy themselves to do so safely and take sensible precautions to get home safely.”

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The Nightsafe campaign has been funded by the Crime and Reduction Partnerships of Waveney, Suffolk Coastal and Great Yarmouth District councils, together with the police.

A variety of publicity material has been produced for the east coast area, including the free SAFE2 magazines, now available at supermarkets, while supporting posters are being displayed throughout the area.

N Do you feel safe in Suffolk this Christmas? Are you going out and about less in light of the Suffolk murders? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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