Operation After dark relaunched

Police Scotland's annual Operation After Dark is now under way.
Police Scotland's annual Operation After Dark is now under way.

Police in Angus have launched their annual Operaton After Dark initiative to offer residents advice and home security throughout the winter months.

It also keeps attention focused on deterring housebreaking at a time when thieves may seize the opportunity, under cover of darkness, to commit crime.

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers across Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross along with Community Wardens, local Divisional officers and Criminal Investigation Division officers across the county took part in last week’s launch.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Patrick said: “We understand that housebreaking crimes, including those from sheds, garages and outbuildings, is a concern within our communities especially at this time of year.

“With our annual launch of Operation After Dark along with community partners, we want to provide information and advice on home security, which aims to deter thieves and prevent residents from becoming victims of these crimes.

“Throughout Tayside, we continue to take action to identify those who commit housebreakings, arrest offenders and recover property.”

Sergeant Ryan MacDonald, North Region Co-ordinator, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers also said this will be the third year when young people have joined the campaign.

He continued: “This year we will deliver over 3,000 crime prevention flyers. Our youths love getting out in their communities and although it’s cold, their enthusiasm is outstanding as always, because we want to make sure that homes are safe this winter.”

More information can be found online at www.scotland.police.uk