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Wrexham Community Safety Partnership are hosting two Crime Prevention Road Shows in Wrexham this week.

Over the next two days, roadshows will be held in the Gwersyllt Resource Centre (Wednesday 27th August, 10am – 4pm) and Unit A3 by M&S Plaza, Eagles Meadow Wrexham (Thursday 28th August, 10 am – 4pm)

The road shows will coincide with the North Wales Police’s Don’t Make It Easy campaign which aims to outline the simple precautions people can take to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of crime.

Representatives from North Wales Police, Wrexham County Borough Council’s Trading Standards Department and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service will be on hand at the Road shows to offer crime prevention advice, guidance and support.

Superintendent Sacha Hatchett said: “Our statistics show that we have achieved significant reductions in crime in the Wrexham area in recent years. However, crimes such as burglary can occur simply because people have been less careful or vigilant. During the road shows residents will be reminded to keep their property safe during the summer. Many burglaries are crimes of opportunity and a burglar only needs to spot an open window, unlocked gate or door to make their move.

“Wrexham Community Safety Partnership has an excellent track record in reducing crime and fear of crime in the county borough. They have shown that working in partnership can make a real difference. It is important that residents co-operate with the partnership and take note of the practical advice and guidance on offer. The simple message is “Protect your homes and don’t give criminals the opportunity make you a victim of crime.”

Residents visiting the road shows will also be offered advice on how to mark their property and will be able to get some items of property marked using North Wales Police’s the new Hermmes property marking equipment.

Councillor Hugh Jones Lead Member Communities, Partnerships and Collaboration added: “We welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues from the police and other agencies to support Crime Prevention road shows in the county borough. The event enables the Community Safety Partnership to raise the profile of the work that’s underway to tackle crime and anti -social behaviour in the county borough, and also provides us with opportunities to meet residents and offer crime prevention advice and guidance.”