Police on the beat to keep older and vulnerable people safe this Christmas

Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Officers and volunteers from North Yorkshire Police will join forces with the Westway Open Arms charity to keep older Eastfield and Filey residents safe this Christmas, as part of an initiative to protect vulnerable people over the festive season.

Older residents will be offered crime prevention and welfare advice, while younger residents will be encouraged to keep an eye out for their older and more vulnerable neighbours.

Inspector Andy Short, of Filey and Eastfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

The Reverend Sam Foster, leader of Westway Open Arms, said:

The Operation Cracker teams will be out and about in the Eastfield area on Tuesday 27 November and 4, 13 and 15 December. All teams will carry ID and will be accompanied by uniformed police officers.

Partner agencies and organisations supporting the initiative include:

  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

  • Eastfield Town Council

  • 95 Alive

  • NatWest

  • Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource

  • YMCA

  • Beyond Housing.