Police in holiday plea to parents

POLICE are urging parents to keep an extra watchful eye on their children during the summer holidays.

POLICE are urging parents to keep an extra watchful eye on their children during the summer holidays.

Suffolk Police have launched a poster campaign in the west of the county telling parents to be mindful of where their children are, who they are with, what they are doing and what time they are returning home.

Posters are going up in shops, community centres and other public places across Babergh, Forest Heath, Mid Suffolk and St Edmundsbury, as well as being distributed in schools in the Babergh district.

The poster is the brainchild of Simon Hobson, of the Central Babergh Safer Neighbourhood Team and is supported by Hadleigh Neighbourhood Inspector, Rupert Weeks.


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Mr Weeks said: “We are keen to promote awareness among parents about the whereabouts of their youngsters as the summer holidays approach.

“While we enjoy relatively low levels of anti-social behaviour, we recognise that the summer holidays can be a time when children and young people can behave out of character.

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“All we are asking in this poster is that parents take the time to find out where their children are going to be, especially during the summer evenings.

“A mental note by parents of where their children are going to be, and when they are returning home could be enough could be enough to prevent that child or young person becoming unnecessarily involved in crime and disorder.”

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