EASTBOURNE Police Op Wave cars and officers are out again this weekend, with visits to venues in the town centre, and patrols of the Waterfront, Sovereign Harbour.
Last weekend, a number of personal alarms were given out to those who asked, as well as those who felt vulnerable, or unsafe whilst out enjoying their Bank Holiday weekend.
“Each weekend our dedicated cars and officers have been stopping outside of bars, late night pubs and clubs across the town, to raise awareness of a new campaign aimed at helping women and girls have a safe night out, without fear of unwanted sexual advances, threatening behaviour, or violence.
“Those who feel unsafe can come and speak to officers in the cars, report suspicious activities and seek a safe space, whilst officers can then either speak to, or look to identify those involved at the time.
“We have been working closely over the last few months with venues across #Eastbourne, providing training to venue staff on the signs to look out for, as well as working together and linking radios so that together reports of suspicious or malicious behaviour can be dealt with promptly.
“Everyone has the right to feel safe on a night out, if you feel unsafe or have been threatened report it at the time to venue staff or police, always call 999 in an emergency.”