‘Street Angels’ to keep revellers safe in Leeds

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Teams of volunteers will help keep Christmas revellers safe in Leeds this festive season.

The Leeds Street Angels will be on patrol this weekend offering help, support and medical advice.

Founder Paul Blakey, said: “Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for our volunteer teams and we often meet people not used to town and city centres at night.

“Our teams, who work brilliantly throughout the year, will be out and about in force to ensure that people have a safe and fun night.”

Leeds Street Angels is part of the Christian Nightlife Initiatives Network and will be on patrol in Leeds city centre on Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19.

They will also be on patrol every Friday night from January 8.

Teams will be offering first aid and bottles of water to anyone in need.

The Street Angels are urging people to stay safe by drinking plenty of water, staying with friends and making sure they don’t leave their drinks unattended.

Another organisation helping to keep people safe on Leeds’s street is Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL).

For the fourth year, BACIL day and night marshals will be on patrol over Christmas in high footfall areas of the city centre.

Sean Walker, BACIL manager, said: “Over the next few weeks many people will visit the city centre and there are bound to be a few who get slightly carried away with the festive cheer!

“We want to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time and finds their way home again safely.”

BACIL marshals will wear high visibility jackets and will be working alongside shop and bar security teams and West Yorkshire Police.

For more information about the Leeds Street Angels, you can visit www.cninetwork.org.uk.

For more about BACIL, visit www.bacil.org.

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