Sunderland police launch safety campaign for dark nights

Chief Inspector Mark Hall.
Chief Inspector Mark Hall.
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Police in Sunderland are urging people to take extra care during the late evenings.

The Community Safety Partnership has launched the Darker Nights Campaign.

In a video, Chief Inspector Mark Hall addressed some of the issues, including around Bonfire Night.

He said: "A number of partnership initiatives are on-going."

These include firefighters and police going into the community, including schools, talking about the dangers of setting fires, the perceptions of anti-social behaviour and how people can help prevent problems.

He also talks about how to prevent issues arising through the theft of wheelie bins.