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A CAMPAIGN to keep thieves at bay this Christmas has hit cyberspace.

Northumbria Police are running the Don’t Let Thieves Steal Your Christmas campaign to raise awareness of crime, encourage people to take steps to keep their belongings safe and target the criminals who steal and shoplift.

Crime prevention messages have been posted in shopping centres, on public transport and on local radio, and now a webcast has been produced to explain the campaign, intercut with images of thieves caught on camera.

Chief Superintendent Gary Calvert, who features in the video, said: “Hopefully people will take a minute to watch the film and think about how easy it is to make life difficult for criminals.”

The film can be seen at www.northumbria.police.uk/campaigns/dontlet/