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Safety tips for bonfire night

A combination of shorter days, allowing criminals to operate in darkness, and loud firework displays, masking the noise from breaking glass, could lead to an increase in burglaries during this period.
  • Criminals know that people tend to venture out on bonfire night. So here are some simple tips to help keep your home secure:
  • If you are attending a public display, leave a light on in your property and, if you have one, a radio as this will give the appearance that someone is in.
  • Ensure you have locked all doors and windows and have robust locks fitted on any sheds or outbuildings.
  • If possible, put the car in the garage overnight.
  • If you are having a display at home ensure your doors and windows are locked at the front of the premises.
  • For general firework safety – always follow the instructions on the box and store away from potential hazards.
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