Personal attack alarm
Consider buying a personal attack alarm which may be useful if you are attacked.
- If someone is trying to snatch your bag, let it go. You may get hurt holding on to it. Try to get a description of the attacker and tell the police immediately - call 999. It is an emergency when: a crime is being committed, there is a risk of injury, or there is a risk of serious damage to property. In a non-emergency, call 101.
- Shout and scream as loud as you can if you're being attacked, are threatened, or at risk of being attacked. This will alert people who may be able to help. It is also likely to cause the offender to run off.
- Consider buying a personal attack alarm to help in this sort of situation.
- There are various types of personal attack alarms available. When an alarm is sounding, an attacker is unlikely to continue an attack. Contact your local crime prevention and reduction adviser for advice on buying a personal attack alarm.