The following document was emailed to us from one of our forum viewers. Having been out of the Uk myself for 23yrs, therefore very much out of touch with what is going, on I was rather alarmed at the content. The document, issued by the Met. Police, offers some very good advice and should be read by all ladies

An important message – issued by the Met. Police

This actually happened a few weeks ago on the M3 Fleet services
It was early evening and a young girl stopped to get petrol.
She filled her tank and walked into the store to pay for her petrol. The cashier told her ‘Don’t pay for your petrol yet…..walk around the store for a while and act as if you’re picking up some other things to buy. A man just got into the back of your car. I’ve called the police and they’re on their way’. When the police arrived, they found the man in the back seat of the girl’s car and asked him what he was doing. He replied, he was joining a gang and the initiation to join is to kidnap a woman and bring her back to the gang to be raped by every member of the gang. If the woman was still alive by the time they finish with her then they let her go. According to the police that night, there is a new gang forming here originating from London. The scary part of this is because the guy didn’t have a weapon on him. The police could only charge him with trespassing…. He’s back on the street and free to try again.

Please be aware of what’s going on around you and for your family and friends. LADIES you or one of your family and friends could be the next victim.

Please be careful when leaving your vehicle and make sure it is ALWAYS locked to prevent this from happening to you.

Tips to help you
MET POLICE SAFETY ADVICE

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. If a robber asks for your handbag, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you…. he is probably more interested in your handbag than you and he will go for the handbag. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the boot of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm through the hole and start waving. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their cheque book, or making a list).
DON’T DO THIS! A predator could be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, and attack you.
AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a car park:

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and check the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most attackers surprise their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the shop, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY (And better paranoid than dead).

6. ALWAYS take the lift instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.

7. If the predator has a gun/knife and you are not under his control,
ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

Another Safety Point: A women had reported a crying baby on her porch, she called the police because it was late and she thought it was odd. The police told her ‘Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.” The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, “We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.” He told her that they think an offender has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear babies’ cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night. DO NOT open the door for a crying baby.

Be aware of new car-jacking scheme.
You walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside.
You lock all your doors, start the engine and put into reverse.
You look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space and you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you engage the gear stick into park or neutral, unlock your doors and get out of your car to remove that paper or whatever it is that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car that is when the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off!! Your engine was running, you would have left your handbag in the car. BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED IN LONDON/MANCHESTER MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!
Just drive away and remove the paper later! A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address. They already HAVE your keys!!!

Hope this helps prevent someone being hurt