The dark nights return…

Last week, West Midlands Police launched The Dark Nights Return, a campaign aiming to cut crimes which traditionally rise when the clocks go back.

While crime in Birmingham has been driven down to record lows over the past decade, burglary, robbery and vehicle crime all spike with the darker nights. Motion comics are being used to show the heroic ways you can join in the police’s fight against crime.

These are all simple steps we can all take, such as using a timer on lights at home, keeping valuables out of sight, and ensuring all entrance doors are securely closed.

For more tips, safety advice and information, visit the West Midlands Heroes website.

Digbeth residents can request a free timer switch, door alarm or bicycle lock simply by emailing the DRA Neighbourhood Watch on

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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