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All We Want For Christmas is for everyone to stay safe says Cheshire Police

By on November 29, 2018


Cheshire Constabulary’s ‘All We Want For Christmas’ campaign returns on Saturday 1 December with safety messages and advice to help keep Cheshire residents safe throughout Christmas and New Year.

The campaign will cover serious acquisitive crime (robbery, burglary, car crime etc), StreetSafe (public space violence and night time economy), cyber-crime, domestic violence and avoiding custody. Drink and drug driving will also be highlighted with the Constabulary working in conjunction with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Father Christmas, recognising the Force’s commitment to being here for justice, returns to help officers trace some of the county’s most prolific offenders with his ‘Naughty List’, the Constabulary Christmas Countdown calendar will feature arrests and updates and naughty elves are caught misbehaving on camera.

Over the next few weeks, videos will appear on the Constabulary’s social media channels, featuring faces of those on his list. It is hoped that people will recognise these offenders and provide vital information to officers.

The videos will be posted on the Constabulary’s Facebook and Twitter pages, while the ‘naughty list’ will also be placed on the Constabulary’s website.

Superintendent Laura Marler, who is overseeing Christmas operations, said: “At this time of the year, thieves do their own brand of shopping and we regularly appeal to the public for information that can help us as we try to track down our most prolific offenders who seem determined to evade us.

“There is a serious message behind the ‘cartoon’ element of the naughty list campaign. Individuals who try to evade the courts are denying victims their chance to see justice done and this can often leave many of those affected by crime unable to move on with their lives.

“We remain resolute in our pursuit of those who believe they are above the law and to ensuring they are held to account for the crimes they have committed.”

The safety advice and guidance will be delivered through a combination of videos, gifs and images. To make sure you don’t miss any of the messages, follow us on Twitter – @cheshirepolice – and look for the hashtag #AllWeWant, ‘like’ our Cheshire Police Facebook page, @CheshirePolice on Instagram or visit www.cheshire.police.uk

If you have any information regarding someone you know who is wanted by police please call Cheshire Constabulary on 101. Alternatively you can email public.contact@cheshire.pnn.police.uk  or speak to your local PCSO. Information can also be left anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s web address is www.cheshirefire.gov.uk

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