Stay safe over Christmas

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Shoppers received festive safety advice in Cumbernauld Shopping Centre this week.

For Cumbernauld Police joined forces with the Crime Prevention Panel to raise awareness of ways to help keep people safe during the festive season.

It is the busiest time of the year for shops and for office parties, and Police Scotland have some tips of how to stay safe and enjoy the festivities in the campaign: This Christmas Stay Safe.

Superintendent Alan Cunningham, of Safer Communities at Police Scotland, said: “Above all we want everyone across Scotland to enjoy themselves during the festive period and have a happy and safe time. Taking a few simple steps when planning a night out or looking after valuables while out shopping can ensure people

“This Christmas Stay Safe. These tips can make all the difference so that everyone can be shop safe and party safe throughout the festive period.”

Posters highlighting these tips will appear in 32 train stations throughout Scotland to target shoppers as well as in shopping centres and bars. Messages will be issued across the Police Scotland social media on Twitter and Facebook.