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Police issue safety advice

Following the recent conviction of a double rapist in Hackney, the Metropolitan Police have issued a reminder of some basic things you can do to help stay safe on London’s streets.

Prepare and consider your travel arrangements carefully and ensure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and when you might be home.

Look as assertive as you can, walk with confidence and be aware of your surroundings and who is around you.

Avoid short cuts and dark isolated areas.

Never take your safety for granted and look after your friends so that they don’t become vulnerable.

If you feel uneasy about an individual or situation, trust your instincts and leave the area and head towards a public place such as a shop.

More personal safety advice can be found at:

Anyone who feels they may have been a victim of an attack but has not reported this to police is urged to report the incident via 101. You can use the same number if you have information about an attack on someone else. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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