ADVICE on how not to become a victim of crime will be on offer in Malvern and Upton over the next two weeks.

The Malvern Hills District Community Safety Partnership is urging residents to find out how to protect their property at the events, which will offer advice from West Mercia Police, Malvern Hills District Council and other organisations within the partnership

Bicycle marking, emergency tax discs and Smartwater kits are just a sample of the services which will be on offer in Upton on Saturday, February 21, opposite the Star pub from 10am to 3pm, and on Saturday, February 28, at Malvern Retail Park from 11am to 4pm.

Inspector Deb Sanders said: "Malvern Hills district is a safe place to live with low crime levels regularly reducing year on year. The levels and types of crime experienced in other areas of the country are often rare in the district and by working together in partnership we aim to keep it this way.

"Those who attend can pick up some freebies and leaflets, including advice about security marking valuables and registering them on the national property register, Immobilise."

Cllr Phil Grove, portfolio holder for community safety at MHDC, said: "The events are a great opportunity for local residents and visitors to the areas to learn more about the things that they can do to help keep their homes and possessions safe. Crime prevention doesn't have to be complicated or expensive and we hope that people will drop by to take advantage of all the advice on offer."