Panic (Alarms) On The Streets Of Biggleswade
Vulnerable members of society and repeat victims of crime in the Biggleswade area will be able to claim a free personal attack alarm after Bedfordshire Police were able to obtain 375 of the devices thanks to the local Community Safety Group. On Wednesday morning (May 14), Local Policing Team members at Biggleswade Police Station took delivery of the personal attack alarms after they were kindly purchased by the Biggleswade Community Safety Group who donated £1000 to the project. The alarms – which are police approved – are one of the loudest available on the market and incorporate a flashing strobe light so that the holder can be easily located in an emergency. The alarms will now be distributed by the Local Policing Team to members of the public who they come into contact with and are vulnerable or have been repeat victims of crime. Biggleswade PCSO Michela Didonato, who works closely with the Community Safety Group, said: “This was a wonderful donation from the Community Safety Group and we are extremely grateful that we can now hand out these alarms to people who will feel a lot safer by having one. “The Community Safety Group does some fantastic work around Biggleswade and we are always looking for more people to join in and help their local communities. We have a number of Street Watch and Speed Watch groups coming together but we are always keen to have new members.” If anyone in the Biggleswade area would be interested in taking part in the work carried out by the Biggleswade Community Safety Group then they can contact PCSO Didonato via email: Michela.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have information relating to crime anywhere in the county then please contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
Pictured are PCSO Michela Didonato (L) and Biggleswade CSG member Nicola King (R).