Highcross Lock In event hailed a success by officers

Issued on 10/10/18 at 11:04 a.m.

Officers attended Highcross Shopping Centre’s student Lock In event last night to give out useful advice to young people.

The popular event, specifically for students, saw thousands from across the city and beyond, flock to the shopping centre to pick up exclusive discounts from 8.30pm until midnight when the doors finally shut.

PCSOs Joshua Shardlow and Elliot Godden gave out information and advice, ranging from how to stay safe online to not walking home alone and keeping windows and doors locked at all times.

PCSO Godden said: “The event was a huge amount of fun and enabled us to talk to students directly to give them some common sense advice about how to stay safe, and keep their belongings safe.

“The chances of them becoming a victim of crime are very low but there are steps they can take to make that even lower. We also reinforced the message that it’s important to respect neighbours as ultimately students are ambassadors for their universities and poor behaviour can have some serious consequences.”

Among those who spoke to officers was De Montfort University student Kaitlyn Glenn, 20, who said: “It’s good to come and get some useful information at events like this. It's definitely reinforced some common sense advice.”

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