Winning design highlights crime

Safer Merton’s latest poster campaign will carry a local student’s design after it was picked from a pool of competition entries.

A competition was organised among local schools following an increase in the number of young people becoming victims of street crime for their mobile phones. The brief was to come up with a poster design with crime preventative advice for teenagers with mobiles.

Chief Superintendent Michael Wood, Borough Commander chose 14-year old Kajaluxy Ananthan’s design for being bright, colourful and containing the necessary information.

The poster will be distributed to all the schools, youth clubs and libraries in the borough and Kajaluxy, a Rickards Lodge student, won a mobile phone for her efforts.

Caroline Ellis, Safer Merton Strategy Officer, said:

“Young people are often the victims of street crime and can be targeted for their mobile phone.This poster is an ideal way of getting important crime prevention advice across so that they can help prevent themselves from becoming victims of crime.”

Chief Superintendent Michael Wood, Borough Commander, said:

“I am delighted to have chosen Kaialuxy as the winner, she clearly worked very hard on her entry.”

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