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Merseyside Police ask us to Stay Safe at Home

by Laura Johnston

The country continues to manage the coronavirus pandemic and people are asked to remain at home as much as possible.

Sadly though, spending more time at home means some people in our communities may become more vulnerable to certain types of crime. There may also be people that are concerned about the circumstances they find themselves in while spending more time at home.

Criminals will attempt to exploit the current situation, both online and in person so Merseyside Police have put together a crime prevention leaflet containing advice on: domestic abuse, online safety for children and fraud and cyber-scams.

Their message is clear that Merseyside Police and their local support services are still available to help you, day and night.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “While the message remains to stay at home as much as possible to help fight coronavirus we understand criminals will attempt to exploit the situation. I would urge our residents to be extra vigilant at this time and read the information compiled by Merseyside Police and understand you aren’t alone.”

The leaflet can be downloaded here