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Police offer safety advice to students

(left to right) PC Roger Welsh, Sophie Moon, Emma Kirby, Amber Mcloughlin and PC Patrick Scott

Crime prevention advice was given to students at Sunderland College as part of a week-long police initiative.

The sessions took place during Northumbria Police’s ‘Week of Action’, which was held across the Barnes council ward area last week.

Officers from Farringdon Neighbourhood Police Team delivered talks about knife crime and community engagement officers spoke to students about a range of issues including hate crime as well as offering crime prevention advice.

The ‘Week of Action’ also involved police taking part in a variety of awareness-raising activities highlighted by the Barnes community, including road safety campaigns and targeting anti-social behaviour hotspots in the area.

PC Patrick Scott said: “We are very grateful for the opportunity provided by the college to speak to the students. We are working with the local community and partner organisations, such as the college, to help improve the knowledge of our young people to ensure their safety and protection.”

Ruth Magnus, curriculum leader at Sunderland College, said: “We were very pleased to welcome Farringdon Neighbourhood Police to deliver important talks and information sessions to our students.

“It is essential for our students to engage positively with local police to ensure they are fully aware of issues affecting the community and to access crime prevention advice. The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance to the college, and we work in partnership with the police and other organisations to address our safeguarding priorities.”

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