Shoppers given purse chains

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SHOPPERS in Bakewell have been handed special cables to attach their purses to their bags to prevent them getting stolen.

Members of the town’s Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and Safer Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership handed them out to shoppers and fitted the chains at the market, offering shoppers advice on how they can reduce the risk of having purses stolen.

PC Phil Maycock, of Bakewell SNT, said: “We want make sure people feel safe and secure while they are out shopping, and we are pleased to be working alongside the partnership to help shoppers to avoid having their purses stolen.”

The chains were provided by Derbyshire Dales District Council.