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Make sure you stay on roads that are well lit and that are relatively busy. This will make it easier to see anyone who may be approaching you.

It's often tempting to take a shortcut through the park or down an alleyway.

However, a lot of attacks happen in these areas so don't take an unnecessary risk just to cut your journey time by a few minutes.

If you do think you're being followed, cross the road or go into a shop. If you're scared that the person who was following you is waiting outside, tell the person working in the shop. They can check to see if there's anyone hanging around or let you use their telephone to call somebody to come and collect you.