Louth Police are urging residents to make sure Santa is the only surprise visitor this festive season as they launch their Christmas crime prevention campaign.
As home owners and shoppers gear up for Christmas, the message from police is clear : “Don’t make your home or car vulnerable to theft.”
A number of police community support officers (PCSOs) from the Louth Town Neighbourhood Policing Team will be working hard to stress the importance of crime prevention at a time of year when homes and vehicles are particularly tempting for thieves.
Over the next few weeks, with the support of the Leader, the PCSOs will be giving their advice on how to ensure that you can have a happy Christmas, with crime prevention tips for your home, your vehicles and even while out shopping.
Running alongside the campaign, the neighbourhood policing team will be holding crime prevention events in Mercer Row, Louth, on Wednesday, December 9, from 9am to 3pm; at Louth Garden Centre on Tuesday, December 15,from noon to 2pm; and at the Co-op store in Northgate on Wednesday, December 17, from noon to 2pm.
They will be distributing Christmas crime prevention leaflets and will also be on hand to offer advice.
During December, the policing team will be out on patrol in Louth, keeping an eye on car parks and streets, as well as identifying any at-risk vehicles.