'Ask for Angela' if you're feeling unsafe at licensed premises
Manx Newscast - News Interviews in Full
Friday, 17 November 2023 - 11 minutes
Licensed premises on the Isle of Man are lending support to a new campaign designed to help people who find themselves in vulnerable situations on a night out.
The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme is being rolled out across the Island to provide discrete assistance to anyone who ends up feeling unsafe or threatened.
The safety initiative was started in the UK and encourages individuals to approach staff with the code words in order to highlight that they need help.
Sergeant Alan Shimmin, from the Isle of Man Constabulary’s Alcohol Unit, told Manx Radio with the rise of online dating the campaign is particularly timely: