Birmingham & Black Country

Jingle bells to deter Solihull pickpockets

Solihull Police are handing out free bells to shoppers in a bid to stop pickpockets over the Christmas period.

The bells, which can be attached to bags or purses, will sound if they are disturbed by potential thieves.

Officers will also be providing free purse lanyards, which attach purses to handbags.

They are available from police station front offices at Solihull, Chelmsley Wood and Shirley.

Officers will also hand them out at local beat surgeries and shops over the next two weeks.

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