Southampton Police launch the KISS campaign this Christmas, urging people to Keep It Safe Southampton.
Officers in the city centre are giving practical advice on how to keep safe by visiting bars and clubs distributing flyers and posters with simple safety messages.
The key messages are: do not pre-load on alcohol and know your limits, arrange your journey home in advance, keep an eye on possessions and check your mobile is charged and has credit.
We hope that people will be receptive to these messages as there are many simple steps they can take to lessen their chances of becoming involved in a crime during a night out. We are not here to spoil anyone’s fun, but every weekend, and especially at this time of year, police have to deal with people who have had so much to drink they have made themselves ill, left themselves vulnerable to crime and become incapable of getting home safely."
– Justin Roberts, Southampton's Community Safety Inspector