Share your night out safety tips

NORTHUMBRIA Police is asking people to share their night out safety tips on a social networking website.

As part of the force’s ‘Keys, money, phone, plans to get home?’ campaign, which aims to keep people safe during nights out in the area’s towns and cities, residents are invited to post their thoughts and experiences on a new Facebook page.

This will add to the advice provided by officers that includes arranging a safe meeting place with friends in case you get separated, stashing some cash elsewhere in case you lose your purse or wallet and pre-booking a taxi or making sure you know where licensed taxi ranks are located.

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Jim Campbell said: “We want people to be able to enjoy a night out safely and make the most of the bars, pubs and clubs on offer without compromising their safety.

“We’re asking people to play their part in keeping themselves safe by taking simple steps such as pre-booking a taxi home, sticking with your friends and making sure you don’t make yourself vulnerable by drinking so much you can’t look after yourself safely.”

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