LATITUDE PREVIEW: Police advice for keeping safe at Latitude 2012

Festival goers are being urged to think one step ahead at this year's Latitude festival in a bid to stamp-out crime.

Suffolk police want to clamp down on the number of tent thefts, while ensuring people remain safe as they enjoy themselves over the next four days.

It is believed some criminals target campers on the first day of festivals when they are less aware of security and may have withdrawn large sums of money for the weekend, police have warned.

Meanwhile, other victims have seen their camera equipment stolen, or their valuables pinched from bags, as they watched performances.

But police are equally keen to warn people about the dangers of wandering off with strangers, or consuming too much alcohol which may make people less likely to spot dangers.

Visitors are being advised to take what need to the festival and to keep a close eye on valuables.

For more information, and to read a crime reduction sheet, follow Suffolk police on Twitter @SuffolkPolice or join them on Facebook www.facebook.com/suffolkpolice

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