No frills Christmas offered by Rugby Community Safety Partnership

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KNOWN burglars in Rugby will be getting an extra special greeting card this Christmas-time - from the Rugby Community Safety Partnership.

Offenders will each receive a hand-delivered Christmas card giving them a choice: to change their behaviour, or spend Christmas in a cell.

Cllr Derek Poole, deputy leader of Rugby Borough Council and chairman of the Community Safety Partnership, said: “We know that most offenders, and particularly repeat burglars, have complex and deep-rooted problems. As a high-performing and proactive partnership we are offering prolific offenders help to deal with substance misuse, mental health issues, homelessness, worklessness, debt or family problems. These details are in the card that we are delivering.

“However, the choice available to these offenders is clear. If they decide not to take up our offer of help, but instead choose to ruin someone else’s Christmas, we can offer them a no-frills Christmas with us.”

The cards will be hand-delivered by the safer neighbourhood teams over the next few days.