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A first year student is home alone, all her housemates have gone out, but she’s stuck in her room trying to finish that report due in tomorrow. She’s just settled down with a nice cup of tea and is thumbing through her textbook looking for references – should she pop the telly on? No perhaps not, too distracting. Suddenly she hears noises downstairs, someone must have forgotten their ID… Her thoughts return to her report – 1,670 words down, only another 830 to go. She sighs and starts to consider going to the library. But then she hears voices downstairs. Who’s that? It doesn’t sound like her housemates.
Tentatively she makes her way along the dark landing and peers down the stairs. Her hands tighten on the bannister as she notices two unfamiliar shadows moving about in the darkness. Who’s that!? Someone’s broken in! A sudden wave of panic rushes through her and she retreats quickly to her room. Terrified thoughts start to race through her mind. Should she try and ring the police? What will the shadowy figures do if they hear her? Will they come upstairs? Perhaps she should try and hide?…
Make sure you don’t find yourself in this situation. 1 in 3 students have been a victim of crime, with a shocking 90% of burglaries happening due to insecure windows and doors.
Find out how you can keep you and your housemates safe with this STUDENT GUIDE TO FIGHTING CRIME.
Source: Walton Robinson
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