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Police and Crime Commissioner supporting Operation Advisory
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd gave his whole-hearted backing to a campaign launched today which aims to prevent sexual assaults linked to nights out during the festive season.
 
In supporting the County Community Safety Unit’s campaign, Operation Advisory, Commissioner David Lloyd said: “It is vital to help protect people and keep them safe by reminding them of sensible precautions they can take themselves and of the consequences of actions that are unlawful and harmful.
 
“The police and rape crisis centres know all too well that sexual assaults can have a devastating and life-long effect on victims.  This campaign will help to ensure that people enjoying a night out stay safe and that potential offenders understand clearly the consequences of their actions.”
He added: “The police are there to help us but we need to help ourselves too. This is precisely the kind of campaign and activity that I shall be supporting and encouraging in my role as Commissioner. One offence is one too many; the Constabulary and its partner agencies will need to work together to tackle this issue.”
 
For information if you have been sexually assaulted or raped visit: http://www.herts.police.uk/contact_us/report_rape.aspx or call 0808 178 4448 which is a free 24 hour service. Victims of rape and serious sexual assault who self refer will be spoken to by a trained crises worker who will provide all necessary advice and support. The crisis worker will outline all available options to the victim including the option to refer the incident to the police.