West Kent Police Officers have been speaking to women and girls in Swanley and New Ash Green to identify further opportunities to enhance their safety.

On Wednesday 15 November, patrols talked to residents and commuters at nearby train stations and shopping areas about any concerns they may have. Questionnaires were also completed by constables.


West Kent Police

Around 30 women and girls were spoken to and any responses will be used to assist future planning to prevent crime across the Sevenoaks District.

They were also given advice on what steps they could take to avoid becoming a victim of an offence whilst out and about, as well as within the home.

Ensuring safety is paramount 

Inspector Mark Stubberfield of the West Kent Community Safety Unit said:

‘The general feedback from most of those we spoke to was encouraging, in terms of how safe they felt when walking alone or visiting areas within New Ash Green and Swanley.

‘We remain committed to doing everything we can to keep it that way and the work we do with our partners, pubs and restaurants and at busy transports hubs such as the train station, remains key to ensuring women can feel confident and safe when they are out, without the fear of becoming victims of crime.’

For more information about how Kent Police is tackling offences including domestic abuse, stalking, harassment and other forms of violence, visit their violence against women and girls (VAWG) page.

By Ed

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