Staying Safe at Outside Events – Last August Event

There were several large music and art events and festivals that took place in Suffolk this August:

This Sunday sees one of the largest multicultural festivals happening in Ipswich:

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Suffolk Police and ourselves have previously published a number safety messages about staying safe at events and festivals, these messages remain important and relevant to any and all events whether large or small.

Consider your own personal safety

Please take some time to consider your personal safety.  Arrange a meeting point and rendezvous times in case you get separated from your friends.  You can’t always rely on mobile phones, make sure your battery is charged up. Keep hydrated and wear suitable clothing, taking into consideration the weather forecast.

Look after your valuables

Concerts and Festivals are not hotbeds of crime, but thefts do happen. Try not to bring valuables like mp3 players or jewellery with you and don’t carry your wallet or phone in your back pocket. Report any suspicious persons to a member of security at the event.

Driving to the event?

You are less likely to become a victim of vehicle crime if you take a few precautions:

  • Park in a well-lit area
  • Never leave anything on view
  • Lock all valuables (including Sat Navs) in the boot or take them with you
  • On removal of a windscreen Sat Nav, wipe away any sucker marks

Leave nothing on display

Have a great time and stay safe

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