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Police warn of traffic congestion as Tamil pilgrimage brings thousands to Walsingham

08:34 13 July 2014

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

Police have warned of traffic congestion around Walsingham this afternoon as thousands of Tamils arrive for their annual pilgrimage to the holy village.

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The traditional festival attracted about 8,000 members of the Tamil community last year.

Norfolk police said they would be “providing reassurance and support” throughout the day, with the local Safer Neighbourhood Team working with officers and partner agencies to help provide an enjoyable and safe day for those attending and the local community.

A one-way system will be in place through Walsingham, which will be enforced by a police-approved security team.

Routes to the pilgrimage will be clearly marked. Road users are reminded there is likely to be traffic congestion on routes into Walsingham along the A1065 into Fakenham, A149 at Fakenham and the B1105 towards Wells.

Traffic updates and other information on this and other policing issues can be found by following North Norfolk Police on Twitter @northnorfpolice.

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