UK Indian women told to hide jewellery

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  1. Blackwater

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    LONDON: Amid growing incidents of jewellery snatching and
    burglaries
    in
    British shops
    , police in the east Midlands town of Leicester have advised women of Indian-origin to use a scarf or clothing to cover their ornaments while in the streets.

    The town with a large minority of Indian-origin has seen a spate of daring burglaries of jewellery shops owned by Indian origin businessmen, particularly in the 'Golden Mile' on Belgrave Road, popularly known as 'Little India'.

    The road is called 'Golden Mile' due to the large number of jewellery shops there, with trade arrangements with jewellers in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

    The police have now issued guidance to the Asian community on how to protect themselves from muggers and thieves seeking profit from the rising prices of gold, reports from Leicester said.

    A video has also been produced on the guidance. Created by city crime reduction officer, Alan Cook, the video it features Dee Bahra, local radio presenter, who received complaints from listeners on her programme about the problem of ornaments being snatched on roads.

    Bahra said: "For many women, especially Hindus and Sikhs, but also women from other Asian communities, it is traditional to wear jewellery. But it's a sad fact that thieves are looking to target vulnerable pedestrians in the street.

    The police have seen a marked rise in reports of gold chains, bracelets and other jewellery being snatched from pedestrians, mainly women, the Leicester Mercury, a leading local daily, reported.

    The police said 17 reports of jewellery snatches were received from people in the Golden Mile, Belgrave Road and Melton Road areas, from May 28 to August 28, compared with five in the same period last year.

    Kev Mistry, a police officer from the Belgrave safer neighbourhood team, said an increase in the value of gold had made tempting targets of female pedestrians with their jewellery on show.

    Bahra said she had also been a target of a
    jewellery thief


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  3. bhramos

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    first by title i felt some Racist thread...

    i have lived UK and worked in Food Industries... their the staff are advised to take off Gold Ornaments including Mangalsutra/ Thali... and Sindhur/ Stickers... as you know they are sentiments for Indian girls... like this..

    [video=youtube_share;RUAauQ8orHE]http://youtu.be/RUAauQ8orHE[/video]
     
  4. hit&run

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    No one wears gold out in public in North India these days too, for the same reasons. There has been 3 incidents within my family and friends in last 8 months, the recent one was last month in Khanna.
     
  5. Blackwater

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    no mate, u took the news in wrong sense .police is warning Asian woman not to wear gold ornaments in public as thieves knows Asian woman and Asian houses have real gold..police in Uk also warning Asian household not to keep gold in houses as thieves only targets Asian houses
     

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