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Protect yourself during festive season: Police

Members of public are advised to stay vigilant against those who make use of large crowds during the upcoming festive season to commit outrage of modesty.

Here are some precautions that women can take to minimise the risks of becoming a victim:

- Be wary of strangers who approach you in crowded areas.

- Stay close to your friends or move around in groups when in crowded places.

- Be aware and alert of your surroundings. If someone stands exceptionally close to you, or if you suspect that you are being followed, remain calm and proceed to a crowded area or call the Police for assistance.

- Avoid taking short-cuts through dark and deserted places. Keep to well-lit areas where there are more people and traffic.

- Do not enter the lift with a stranger. Let the stranger take the lift and wait for the next one.

- Where possible, do not nap whilst travelling on public transport.

- When coming home late at night, get someone to escort you home.

- If you are molested, immediately shout for help or activate your shrill alarm. Call '999' quickly.

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