Extra security measures announced for Norwich Take That concerts

The opening night of Take That's Wonderland tour at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
Photo: Martin

The opening night of Take That's Wonderland tour at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Photo: Martin Dunning. - Credit: Martin Dunning

Extra security measures for the upcoming Take That concerts at Norwich's Carrow Road have been announced in the wake of the latest London terrorist attack.

The popular band will be playing at the Norwich City football ground on Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16.

Those attending have been told there will be more overt security on display on the nights of the concerts, including a visible police and security personnel presence.

Other measures will include a restriction on the size of bags that can be brought into the stadium and increased checks and searches on both nights for those attending the concerts.

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Bags larger than 40cm x 35cm x 19cm will not be allowed into the stadium, while concert-goers are being asked to remain vigilant and report anything which causes them concern - or which they think may constitute a safety risk - to the nearest security or police personnel.

Prohibited items include canned drinks, solid flasks and containers, glass bottles and camcorders.

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More customer service details, including travel advice, will be announced in the coming days.

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A spokesman for Norwich City said: 'Following consultation between Norwich City, the tour promoters and the relevant authorities, there will be enhanced security at the concerts in light of the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London.

'These measures have been put in place to protect our customers, visitors and staff and to ensure the safety of events taking place at our stadium is maintained throughout this period.'

Take That fans attending are advised to arrive as early as possible and allow more time for security checks when arriving at the venue.

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The spokesman added: 'Our thoughts remain with those affected by the terrible and tragic incidents at the Manchester Arena and in London and we admire and support the resilience shown by the families, emergency services and surrounding communities as they move forward at this time.

'Public safety at our events here at Norwich City continues to be our priority and together with local and national authorities we are reviewing our security measures across our sites on an ongoing basis.'