Here you will find the latest information about crime and neighbourhood watch for the 2018/2019 winter months.
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Don’t let a bad time spoil your Christmas! Ask for “Angela”
Are you are on a date that isn’t working out?
Is your Tinder or Plenty of Fish (PoF) date not who they said they were on their profile?
Does it all feel a bit Weird?
If you are out in a pub or club and feel like you’re not in a safe situation, go to the bar and ask for “Angela”. The bar staff will know you need some help getting out of your situation and will call you a taxi or help you out discreetly – without too much fuss.
Advice for staff using ‘Ask for Angela’
If you work in a pub, club or shop and regularly deal with members of the public, do you know what to do if someone asks YOU for “Angela”?
- Ask the person in distress what it is they want to do? It might be that they just want to alert staff that things are becoming uncomfortable and might need someone to keep watch whilst they collect possessions from the area where they were seated.
- Offer to call the person a taxi or assist them in calling a friend/family member to come and collect them.
- Where safe to do so (the person asking for help is out of sight and the staff consider it safe), request the person causing distress leaves the venue.
- DO NOT allow the person asking for help to leave the venue in sight of the person causing distress – this could lead to them being followed out of the venue and placed at higher risk.
- If the person causing distress becomes angry, consider calling the police for assistance or follow your corporate policy on this issue.
For more information please contact your local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.