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Music lovers going to this year’s Reading Festival are advised to keep any valuable property at home.
Last year, crime figures decreased by about 44 per cent with 250 crimes reported at the site over the festival period compared with a total of 445 crimes reported on site in 2010. Although this is a great result of last year’s policing operation, the main crimes reported were theft from tents (139 reported) and theft from persons (51 reported).
Thames Valley Police would like to advise anyone attending Reading Festival this year to leave items such as MP3 players, iPods, iPads and cameras at home, or if you do need to bring them, make use of the on site lockers.
Supt Stuart Greenfield who will be Silver Commander at the festival said: “Thames Valley Police will again be working closely with Festival Republic in support of the stewarding operation at this year’s Reading Festival in order to keep the event as safe as possible for those attending and to minimise disruption to local communities.
“We will be carrying out high visibility patrols within the site and surrounding areas and at the same time, deploying covert officers to identify and apprehend criminals.
“The past two years have seen a significant reduction in all crime types and we are confident of building on that success this year.”
Personal safety advice below.
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