Crime Awareness with OWL Cymru

There was a Doorstep Crime Awareness campaign held in Kinmel Bay Church in partnership with OWL Cymru in which older and vulnerable members of the local community were invited to attend to find out information about staying safe in the neighbourhood. The aim of the session was to help people understand the approach of rogue traders and build the confidence to report any suspicious cold callers.

PCSO John Jones and staff from OWL Cymru were on hand to offer crime prevention advice for when you are out and about or at home such as property security and dealing with cold callers.

PCSO John Jones and OWL Cymru

The event was well attended with many people learning about the steps they can take to prevent crime happening to them. Residents were also able to socialise with other members of their community whilst browsing a crime prevention shop and tombola stall.

Denise Edwards, from OWL Cymru, said: “With the support of PCSO Kerri-Lea Adams Lewis – the OWL Cymru team were able to attend this group, raising awareness of how they can help prevent themselves from becoming a victim to bogus callers or rogue traders.

“Too often older people do not tell about doorstep crime because they feel foolish or ashamed that they have been conned. They may not want relatives, friends or neighbours to know because they think they may lose their independence or afraid of any come back.

“These types of callers are hoping that people will react like that.  If in doubt keep them out, if you are suspicious about any caller at your door, report it.”

PCSO John Jones with OWL cymru

North Wales Police are committed to helping the community feel safe in their neighbourhood and in their homes. It is hoped that this event will have a direct effect on those who attended to allow them to feel safer when going out, being comfortable in their homes and confident to report any suspicious activity.

Your local policing team are on Twitter (Rhyl area | Prestatyn and Rhuddlan area) and Facebook. Why not give them a follow to keep up to date with the latest from your area.