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Don't Be A Victim Of Crime


8:40am 31st August 2012

Dorset Police are advising us to be extra vigilant against crime this weekend.

With the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Bournemouth Air Festival and the Dorset County Show underway, we're being urged to keep our belongings safe and our wits about us.

The events are being held between 29th August and 2nd September.

Superintendent Mick Rogers said: "We have plans in place to deal with increased visitor numbers to the county and are working together with event organisers to prevent crime. You can help us and yourselves by following some simple advice."

Here's some top tips from Dorset Police on how to protect yourself from crime:

- Only bring with you what you can afford to lose - what you absolutely need, in other words.
- Don't be tempted to leave valuables in your vehicle.
- Keep cash and possessions on you.
- Don't leave your backpack or handbag unattended.
- Mark your property.
- Protect your mobile phone - on your mobile phone, key in * and make a note of your unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number so that you can ask your service provider to immobilise your phone in the event that it gets lost or stolen.
- Report crime at the time - there will be police officers at the event. Alternatively call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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