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Advice issued to public ahead of Reminisce Festival in St Helens

The following article was taken from the Merseyside Police website. The original article can be read at the following link:

www.merseyside.police.uk/news/latest-news/2018/09/advice-issued-to-public-ahead-of-reminisce-festival-in-st-helens

Merseyside Police is offering advice to people attending the Reminisce Festival in St Helens this weekend to make sure they have a great time and enjoy the event safely.

The festival, on Saturday 8th September at Sherdley Park, has an excellent record of deterring crime and anti-social behaviour and the force has been working closely with the event organisers and St Helens Council to ensure it runs smoothly.

Chief Inspector Paul Court said: “I would like to take this opportunity to reassure both the local community and festival goers that we will have officers on duty in Sherdley Park throughout the event, which is being organised by Reminisce and supported by St Helens Council.

“I hope that everyone who is coming along this year will have a great time and enjoy themselves safely and responsibly.

“However, we will not tolerate anyone who breaks the law, or whose behaviour spoils the event for others, and we will deal with any crime or anti-social behaviour robustly.

“Too much alcohol lowers people’s awareness levels, making them more likely to fall victim to crime. Drinking sensibly will help prevent you becoming a target for criminals.

“We would also urge people to follow some tips to avoid falling victim to petty crime:

  • Don’t bring unnecessary bags to the event
  • Don’t leave your property, including bags and mobile phones unattended and keep valuables close at all times
  • Keep wallets and purses out of sight.

“I would also urge people to ensure when buying tickets for events such that they buy from a reputable ticket provider/seller.”

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