Fighting against doorstep crime

Contributed by editor on Sep 06, 2005 - 05:04 PM


Doorstep crime is the focus of a Musical that will be performed at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone on Tuesday 13th September. 

There are to be two performances, the first at 10.00am and the second at 2.00pm'

The Musical is sponsored by, amongst others, Neighbourhood Watch and has been specially written to help raise awareness of distraction burglaries involving the elderly.

Based on wartime songs, it takes the audience back to a time when they were united against a common enemy, and the original scripts and lyrics deliver a strong message in an educational and entertaining way.

Distraction burglary is a crime that takes away not just material possessions; it can also strip a person of their self-respect.

By preying on the elderly and vulnerable in the community, criminals take advantage and abuse the trust of people to whom subsequent generations owe a great deal.

Through specially written music and lyrics Trickster tells the story of War veteran George who remembers his commitment to his country during the war, and highlights the risks he took to secure the freedom of the very people who are stealing from his generation now.

Seats are free, but it would help if you would ring the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) Office on 01304 218151 with numbers of those attending just to make sure we get the right amount of tea and coffee ready.

Please encourage as many people as possible to attend. Tea and coffee will be served after the performance and safety and security information will be available from a NHW stand.