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Cops tour East End gay bars to offer safety advice

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:31 05 October 2010

POLICE will be touring gay bars and clubs to offer advice about travelling home safely late at night. Cops will be at the White Swan and Chariots Sauna in Commercial Road on Friday night and at the Joiners Arms in Hackney Road, Bethnal Green and The Backs

POLICE will be touring gay bars and clubs to offer advice about travelling home safely late at night.

Cops will be at the White Swan and Chariots Sauna in Commercial Road on Friday night and at the Joiners Arms in Hackney Road, Bethnal Green and The Backstreet in Wentworth Mews, Mile End on Saturday to give advice about safe travel, crime prevention and to encourage members of the gay community to report crime and incidents of homophobia.

There will also be information available on becoming a special constable.

Sgt Paul Mason, leading the initiative, said: "This is an excellent opportunity to engage with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

"Our aims are to ensure a safe journey for revellers after a night out. We hope that whilst we are giving safety advice we can engage with the community and provide reassurance and maybe persuade people to become a special constable.


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