Police issue safety advice ahead of Caribbean Carnival in Leicester
Police are urging Leicester Caribbean Carnival-goers to take care this weekend.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in the 27th Caribbean Carnival parade through the city and celebration on Victoria Park on Saturday (August 4).
Superintendent Stuart Prior said: “We want everyone to enjoy themselves on Saturday and we have been working closely with those involved in the Carnival to do all we can to ensure it passes safely.
“Last year, about 20,000 people attended the event at Victoria Park and no crimes were reported and no arrests were made. However, as with all events of this nature, there are some simple steps that we urge people to consider to reduce the risk of them becoming a victim of crime.”
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Crime prevention advice issued by the police includes keeping belongings with you at all times and bags securely fastened, don't carry too much cash, be aware of your surrounding when using your phone and try not to use it in crowded areas or anywhere you feel unsafe.
The Carnival will take place on Victoria Park between 12.30pm and 8pm. The parade around the city centre will leave the park at 1pm and return at approximately 3.30pm.
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