Children help combat bogus callers

PUBLISHED: 20:00 24 October 2010

YOUNG people are being urged to join the fight against bogus callers in North Somerset.

Police visited Sidcot School in Winscombe to ask youngsters to enter a competition to help vulnerable residents avoid becoming a victim of doorstep crime.

PCSO Emma Wright said: “Doorstep crime predominantly affects elderly and vulnerable members of the community.

“And one of the most effective ways to raise awareness of this type of crime among elderly residents is through their grandchildren or other young people.

“I hope this competition will encourage young people to feel they can make a difference and help prevent these types of offences being committed against the most vulnerable members of our community.”

The children were asked to come up with a radio jingle giving crime prevention advice for the competition.

The winning child will get to the spend the day at BBC studios in Bristol.

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