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PCSO Advice to Fashoda Road 03/03/2022
I have interrogated our call records and crimes systems and there have not been any reports from Fashoda Road this year. The Police are therefore unaware of any such concerns amongst local residents and are unable to react accordingly. The most important advice I can give is to report incidents to the Police before posting on social media!
You may also like to share an app called 'HollieGuard' with residents. This is free of charge and available on iTunes and Android app stores - see https://www.hollieguard.com for more information. This app turns smartphones into a personal safety device, so users can alert a friend or family member if they need help. The app can be used to let contacts know about a planned route e.g. route home from work or dog walking route.
In relation to intruders, we would ask that residents phone 999 and offer as detailed a description of the offender(s) as possible.
Cars should be left as empty as possible, with dash cams and sat navs removed. Steering wheel locks act as a good deterrent.
Residents may feel safer sticking to well-lit routes e.g. main roads after dark. Anywhere where there are more people/vehicles around. Page 29 of the Crime Prevention Handbook has some further advice around this - see https://west-midlands.police.uk/_flysystem/public-sync/inline-files/West%20Midlands%20Police%20Crime%20Prevention%20Handbook.pdf.