A NEW move by Cumbria Police hopes to help people keep safe over the summer, has now launched.

While the light nights continue and summer holidays are in full swing the police are offering people some advice on how to stay safe while enjoying themselves.

Planning your way home, letting family and friends know where you’re going and not leaving your drink unattended are some of the points made.

Sounding like common sense, Superintendent Justin Bibby, stresses: “Cumbria is one of the safest places in the UK to live and visit which is something we are very proud of.

“Running campaigns like this are so important to raise awareness and spark conversations.

“Personal safety is vital and should be a natural consideration as part of any plan.

“Small steps can make a big difference. Some of the advice we provide might seem like common sense, but it can be easy to forget something important when you’re having a great time.”

Keeping everyone safe is a priority and Peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Public and personal safety is one of our key priorities in Cumbria.

“With the longer nights having arrived and summer holidays in full swing, more people are out on the town, socialising and drinking.

“This can lead to a lapse in judgement and can subsequently land us in an undesirable situation.”