Search

Newham police tips on how to stay

07:00 24 November 2012

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer so here are some tips from Newham police to keep you safe when you’re travelling in the dark.

• Stay in bright, well lit and busy areas

• Try to look and act confident - look like you know where you are going and walk tall

• Spread your valuables around your body - i.e. keep your phone in your bag, keys in your pocket and wallet inside your jacket

• Don’t put your valuables on show - for example, talking on your mobile is an invitation for a thief

• Never leave your bags or other valuables unattended in public places.

• Be discreet with your belongings; displaying expensive jewellery or electronic devices, like mobile phones or cameras, could attract unwanted attention.

• Don’t make your mobile phone a moving target. Don’t tempt mobile phone thieves; be aware when making a call. When you leave a train or tube station don’t use your phone immediately, leave it a while.

• Keep calls in public places as brief as possible, the longer you talk, the more likely you are to be spotted by a potential thief. Don’t walk and text at the same time, you will be less aware of what is happening around you.

Latest News Stories

15:56
The Business Show at the ExCeL arena

More than 25,000 people descended on the ExCel Arena last week for the country’s biggest business exhibition.

Europe
Ellie Simmonds teaches children from Carpenters Primary School to swim at the London Aquatics Centre. Photo credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Four-time gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds made a splash on Wednesday when she treated pupils to a special swimming lesson.

London Aquatics Centre
People taking part in Edible Bus Stop® community planting days

Would-be gardeners are being invited to use their green fingers tomorrow by helping to plant what could be London’s very first edible postcode.

London
Newham University Hospital

The NHS Trust that runs Newham University Hospital has been judged “inadequate” by the country’s top hospital inspector, with safety and leadership highlighted as areas for concern.

Newham University Hospital

Most read news

Competitions

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more
Cheers!

We’re giving you the chance to win six cases of this fab Bradshaw Chardonnay.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder