Police have urged householders to ensure their safety whether at home or on the roads over the holidays.
As part of Operation Season’s Greetings, the PSNI has pledged to increase measures to deter and detect criminals exploiting the busy festive period for their own ends – with a special focus being placed on preventing burglaries and actively targeting prolific burglars, keeping party-goers safe and preventing road traffic collisions.
Chief Insp Catherine Magee urged: “Don’t make your home an easy or an attractive target. Always lock doors and windows and where possible, don’t leave presents on view in your home, nor indeed in your car.
“If you are out socialising, by all means enjoy yourself, but please act responsibly, consider other people and make sure you and your friends plan your journey to get home safe. If you are having a drink, don’t drink and drive.”