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Trust your insticts and help keep Warwickshire safe

Leamington Editorial 2nd Jan, 2024   0

LOOK out for each other and trust your instincts.

That is the message from Warwickshire County Council and partners supporting Counter Terrorism Policing’s Winter Vigilance campaign, which is encouraging everyone to stay alert and help keep each other safe this winter.

WCC and partners want everyone to trust their instincts and report anything that doesn’t feel right so residents can enjoy the new year festivities safely.

Residents who see something that doesn’t feel right when out and about are being urged to tell staff, security or police or report it to gov.uk/ACT and share their concerns – and in an emergency call 999.




They are being encouraged to stay alert to people filming security exits, entrances or CCTV or anything that doesn’t feel right.

WCC community safety spokesman Coun Andy Crump said: “You can play a vital role. You know your surroundings better than anyone else and you know if something isn’t right, whether you’re heading out for festive fun, on your commute or at home where you live.


“Let’s keep each other safe this winter. If you see something that doesn’t feel right, trust your instincts and report it.”

Warwickshire County Council and partners are also working to prevent radicalisation in Warwickshire, and the possibility that people come to adopt violent extremism to achieve a cause.

The Prevent Duty aims to provide support to individuals at risk of being groomed into extremist activities before any crimes are committed.

Coun Crump said: “Warwickshire is a relatively safe place to live when it comes to crime, but the risks of extremism exist, and these can also impact on our local people. We have produced a local action plan in Warwickshire to help safeguard our communities and individuals at risk of radicalisation.”

To find out more about The Prevent Strategy or to make a referral if you are concerned for someone visit safeinwarwickshire.com/radicalisation

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