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Students get fresh look at crime prevention

John Freeman

Over 750 students were given crime prevention advice at Lancaster University’s Freshers’ Fair last week.

Members of Lancaster’s crime prevention team attended the event on Friday and handed out packs including personal attack alarms, ultra violet property marking pens and other crime prevention aides. The day before, campus community beat manager PC Gary Wynne and Crime Prevention Officer Jan Brown gave a series of crime prevention talks to all gave a series of crime prevention talks to all the new students. (Guidance on crime prevention has also been issued, see earlier news story)
Lancaster University campus police team, PC Gary Wynne
and PCSO Andy Wright,  can be contacted on 01524 596649.
Around 2,600 new students start at Lancaster university
each year.

Jan Brown, crime prevention officer, said: “Starting university is a really exciting time for students and crime prevention isn’t always top of their priorities when they are thinking about things like lectures, making new friends and going out to enjoy city life.

“As many students are living away from home for the first time, and no longer have parents looking out for them, they need to be aware of how they can help look after themselves and avoid becoming a victim of crime.”

• Crime prevention advice especially for students can be found on the force’s website - or see our earlier news story