Advice Video on Doorstep Crime Released


To mark national Rogue Trader Week (April 2013), Avon and Somerset Constabulary, the principal operating partner of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, and a leader in the field of older adult crime prevention, has released a video which aims to give advice to older adults about avoiding the dangers of doorstep crime.


Deputy Director of SCLT Operations Mike Wedlock said, "Avon and Somerset Constabulary have taken a strong lead in this type of crime prevention in the last few years and this video shows just how cunning and heartless doorstep conmen can be. However. The message we give to older adults is quite clear; Don't open your door to strangers and don't feel pressured into helping someone who appears to be taking advantage of your good nature. And always remember, If in doubt - keep them out. It's your doorstep and your decision!"