New ladies-only self defence classes start in Normanton tonight.
Courses are being run by Free Spirit Martial Arts and police to help women defend themselves against potential criminals.
The initiative is being backed by Normanton neighbourhood police team (NPT), as PC Matt Grayson, a black belt in judo, will take lessons with coach Mark Reather.
The classes aim to help keep women safe by teaching them simple skills.
Sessions will run weekly and begin tonight (Monday) from 6.30pm until 8pm at Normanton Baptist Church hall, on High Street.
For more details contact Mr Reather on 01924 891080.