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Step up Efforts to Cut Down Attacks
THIS WEEK stepped up their efforts to cut out the number of
attacks on women by handing out pocket-sized alarms to pupils
at Stranraer Academy.
58 senior girl students, who are due to leave the Academy
this year, were on Tuesday given a keyring alarm which makes
a loud, high-pitched screaming noise when activated.
according to Galloway Divisional Commander Superintendent
Alex Dickson, if the alarms stop just one attack in the future
then they will be deemed a success.
attacks are not commonplace in Galloway, the senior students
were given a talk from Stranraer WPC Nadine McConnell on the
benefits of carrying an alarm, especially if they are going
away from home to study.
idea is that if a woman is being hassled when she is out
then she just needs to release this alarm and the perpetrator
is not going to hang about.
in senior school years may go away to college or university
next year and they will be going into an area that they
do not know and will be mixing with people who are unfamiliar
to them. These alarms should hopefully give them some reassurance".