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Suffolk Police launch Keep it Christmas campaign to prevent crime this festive season



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Suffolk Police are launching a crime-prevention campaign this Christmas using the hashtag, #KeepItChristmas.

The social media campaign will feature a series of messages and guidance via Twitter and Facebook aimed to remind potential criminals of the consequences of illegal actions.

The campaign will also remind everyone to enjoy themselves responsibly this festive season.

Suffolk Police have launched the #KeepItChristmas campaign where they will share advice and guidance on their social media platforms. Picture: Suffolk Police (53451746)
Suffolk Police have launched the #KeepItChristmas campaign where they will share advice and guidance on their social media platforms. Picture: Suffolk Police (53451746)

Elements of the campaign will also raise awareness on protecting yourself, your family, friends and property and looking after valuables at this time of year.

County Policing Commander Chief Supt Marina Ericson from Suffolk Constabulary said: "It’s important to make clear if you do commit an offence, we will seek to bring a prosecution – illegal behaviour simply won’t be tolerated. Such a scenario can have a serious impact for you for the rest of your life, so make sure your Christmas this year is a memorable one for all the right reasons.

“To help people enjoy their celebrations, it is important that the police do everything we can to remind people how they can prevent falling prey to crime such as burglary or theft and having their Christmas spoilt.

"We live and work in a fantastic and safe county and Suffolk Constabulary wants to ensure we all #KeepItChristmas this year.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk Tim Passmore said: “Christmas is such a joyous time it would be such a pity to spoil it by letting your guard down, so please keep yourself and your loved ones safe and protect your valuables.

“And to those who think they can take advantage of this season of goodwill to commit crime, be aware illegal behaviour will not be tolerated.”