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Police to offer advice and crime prevention tips with ‘pop-up shops’ in town this Christmas

A series of ‘pop-up’ shops held by Wrexham’s policing team will take place in the lead up to Christmas.

The sessions, which are being held in shops in and around the town centre, offer the chance for members of the public to have a chat with officers and find out more about crime prevention.

Visitors can also pick up bells to attach to purses to help keep their belongings safe and anti spike bottle tops.

Town centre Sergeant Claire McGrady said: “The aim is to talk to people and offer crime prevention advice.

“The pop-ups are happening all throughout December in different shops where officers can meet members of the public, answer questions or point people in the right direction on where to get help if needed.

“They have been well received so far, it has been really positive. Sometimes people might not know how to contact us, it’s about being visible and out there.”

Members of the public are also being urged to remain vigilant and to help themselves and their neighbours stay safe over the Christmas advice.

This includes:-

– Making sure people cover their pin numbers while using cashpoints
– Don’t leave presents or valuables out on display in cars
– If going on holiday over festive period, make sure someone is keeping eye on property – use security lights or timer switches for lights inside the property

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