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Victorious Festival info - for festival goers

Alert message sent 22/08/2019 14:02:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Are you going to Victorious Festival on Southsea Common this weekend?
 
We want to ensure the event is safe and runs smoothly, and that means reducing crime were possible.

Most people going to a festival want to enjoy the music and soak up the atmosphere, but unfortunately they can also be a prime target for thieves. 
  • register your items with Immobilise for free before you go
  • keep any valuables with you at all times. If you’re camping, take them to bed with you
  • consider getting insurance that covers losses at festivals for items which are expensive to replace
  • look out for your friends and stick together
  • don’t leave valuables on show in your car
  • be careful of the items you have on show when walking around 
 
We will be supporting the event organisers who have a dedicated harm reduction plan to disrupt any illegal substances entering the site. There will be searches at the entry gates carried out by event security, along with drug detection dogs, plus extra welfare staff.
 
Our message remains the same, even just dabbling in controlled drugs and psychoactive substances can have catastrophic and fatal consequences. Therefore we will take robust action against those found to have drugs in their possession.
 
If you suspect someone is going to the festival who plans to supply drugs, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
If you’re not sure of your journey home, plan now and visit https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/info/getting-here/
 
Should you wish to contact the event organisers about anything relating to the festival that it isn’t a crime, please email info@victoriousfestival.co.uk or call 02392 834 089.
 
Get advice on how to make sure your festival experience is a fun and safe one, visit https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/info/faqs/ for advice on staying safe at Victorious 2018, or https://www.festivalsafe.com/.
 
Visit https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/info/getting-here/ for comprehensive travel options that explain how to get to and from the festival site.
 
Our neighbourhood officers will be on site throughout the event if you require assistance.
 
If you see anything or anyone suspicious, approach an officer without delay or call 101.
 
For updates and advice, follow @FestivalCop, @PompeyPolice
 
Message sent by
Marisa Charles (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire)

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