Grab a Purse Chain - but be quick...!!!
Merseyside Police in St Helens has joined forces with St Helens Council's Safer Communities Team and St Helens Chamber to raise awareness of purse-dipping by handing out free purse chains to the Town's shoppers.
Purse-dipping incidents tend to increase in the run up to Christmas where opportunist thieves take purses and wallets from open shopping bags. The Council's Safer Communities Team and St Helens Chamber has funded over 1300 purse chains which are being distributed by the Town Centre Neighbourhood's Community Support Officers.
Shoppers can also call into St Helens Police Station to collect a chain.