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Greater Manchester Police Message To Businesses

Following the disorder and criminality witnessed earlier this week more than 60 people have been dealt with by the courts in Manchester, many of them jailed. This is a fantastic result and there is more to come

We will be publicising details of the court results throughout the day via various media channels

The criminals who attempted to destroy the spirit of Greater Manchester have failed with communities from every background including the business community standing against them in solidarity. The support shown to the police has been overwhelming.

You are encouraged to continue business as usual while considering the safety of yourself and your staff

You are reminded of the following precautionary measures:

1 Where possible retail premises should be suitably staffed with security guards during opening times
2 Ensure staff report any suspicious activity to security and/or police
3 Consider regular checks of the building and surrounding area
4 Identify areas that are vulnerable to forced entry
5 Make sure all service doors are kept locked and secure when not in use
6 Ensure your CCTV system is fully operational
7 In case of an emergency ensure there is a record of the names of key holders who can be contacted
8 Consider removing high value goods from display windows overnight
9 Consider keeping as little cash as possible on the premises
10 Ensure that your premises are secure and, if fitted, your alarm systems are fully operational
11 Ensure that staff are not alone when opening and closing premises
12 Police have released images of people suspected of carrying out criminal damage and disorder in Manchester and Salford earlier this week
13 If you have information please email or call 0161 872 5050.
14 In an emergency, where there is threat to life or a crime in progress, call 999
15 For specific advice regarding security arrangements around your premises please contact your local authority.

We are working on a specific Crimestoppers campaign to tap into the mood of the public details of which will be released tomorrow.