Safety warning for new students in Liverpool

Police on Merseyside will be visiting freshers fairs over the coming weeks to give new students advice on personal safety.

Tens of thousands of students will descend on Liverpool as the new academic year gets under way.

There will also be more officers in the city centre than usual, to speak to students on nights out.

They want to ensure students do not walk home alone, walk using mobile phones, or carry large amounts of cash.

Insp Mark Morgan said: "Merseyside is a very safe place to live and socialise.

"We want students to follow simple safety advice to ensure that they do not become a victim of crime and can enjoy this exciting new time in their lives.

"We will be highly visible and available throughout the academic year to maintain the hard work already done in reducing robbery and be accessible to speak to the students to ensure they enjoy their time in Liverpool as safely as possible."

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