Norfolk police use internet to spread festive safety message

Police are hoping the power of the internet combined with the long arm of the law will help people across Norwich and the rest of the county enjoy a safer and crime free Christmas.

Norfolk Constabulary has launched the first of a series of short films on YouTube highlighting key safety messages during the festive season.

The 12 Tips of Christmas features a range of Norfolk police officers offering their top tip of the day in their specialist field.

The video messages will be released on social media channel YouTube and on the Constabulary's own website over the days leading up to Christmas.

A police spokesman said: 'Our 12 Tips will provide residents with useful and relevant advice wrapped up in a easily accessible festive parcel. The Norfolk Constabulary website and social media channels provide access to police information and advice 24/7. The films will also give people the chance to put a face to the name of some of their officers.'

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The 12 Tips of Christmas offers advice around preventing those crimes which often see a rise at this time of year.

It includes straight forward home and security tips as well as addressing the serious subject of domestic abuse.

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Links will signpost users to other useful areas of the website for more advice, contact details or to report a crime online.

Inspector Darren Elliot kicks off the festive advice by urging people not to drink and drive.

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