Gardaí in the Limerick Region are asking people to be ‘Streetwise’ this Bank Holiday Weekend.
Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda station, Crime Prevention Officer Sgt Tony Davis said ‘We have a massive bank holiday weekend ahead of us in Munster. Limerick City has the Great Limerick run which has over 13,000 participants let alone the spectators the event brings. Limerick is also host to the Riverfest which will bring in thousands of guests’.
‘Whilst we will have a large Garda presence at all of these events, I’m asking everyone to take a few simple precautions to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable weekend. Have a plan for the evening. How are you getting home? Are you taking a taxi, getting a lift or staying with a friend? Be mindful of your property. Keep your phone, wallet or purse on you at all times. If you find yourself in a scenario and sense there could be trouble, walk away. Call the Gardaí immediately if you feel the situation is getting out of hand. Think of the consequences for both yourself and others if you were to hit someone. We want everyone to use your brains, not your fists. The consequences of a conviction for assault can seriously damage your future prospects in both employment and travel’.
Further Crime Prevention advice and for information on events can be found at www.garda.ie
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