Safety-conscious residents rewarded

THREE safety-conscious residents from North Somerset will be rewarded after spotting a suspicious man in their villages.

THREE safety-conscious residents from North Somerset will be rewarded after spotting a suspicious man in their villages.

As part of a scheme to make people aware of the risk of burglary, PC Steve Burrough of Avon and Somerset police took to the streets as Bobby the Burglar.

He donned a baseball cap, wax jacket, jeans and a rucksack before visiting several areas of the district including Weston, Yatton, Pill and Backwell.

Members of the public were encouraged to look out for him and make themselves known to him so they could be entered into a prize draw.


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PC Burrough said: "As part of the scheme I was able to make the public more aware of potential weaknesses to their home security.

"I also had the chance to promote crime reduction advice such as investing in a burglar alarm and putting a postcode on items."

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Winners of the prize draw will be given their prizes tomorrow (Thurs).

A couple from Hutton will be presented with a £500 house alarm, a Congresbury resident will receive £250 worth of locks and a resident from Backwell will given a garage door security device.

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