Shoppers are offered free purse chains

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Police will be out offering free purse chains to shoppers to help protect them from crime.

Officers from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on patrol to offer free purse chains, which clip a purse or wallet to a bag, belt loop or clothing and alert the owner if someone tries to take it.

PC Mark Parkinson, from the team, said: “We are working closely with local retailers to make sure shoppers enjoy their time in Buxton while keeping their belongings safe.”

To find out how to get a purse chain, call 101.