Now that the clocks have gone back and it gets darker much earlier, more of us are returning home in the dark unfortunately! Bring back Summertime!
If you regularly walk home in the dark, please do consider your safety at all times:
– be aware of your surroundings and look confident
– use well lit busy streets and routes that are familiar to you, avoid short cuts down alley ways etc
– hide any valuables so they are not on view, including mobile phones
– buy a personal attack alarm – they are not expensive – but do not bury it at the bottom of your bag, have it handy to use if necessary. They do make a very loud noise when activated and give you a chance to run away.