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Sam Rowlands MS highlights the need to look after your valuables when attending events this summer

SAM ROWLANDS MS highlights the need to look after your valuables when attending events this summer

Sam Rowlands, Member of the Welsh Parliament for North Wales, urges festival goers to take simple security steps before the event.

Mr Rowlands is backing advice from North Wales Police who are warning people to make sure they keep their possessions safe this Summer.

He said: “Many people from North Wales will be attending festivals being held across the UK this Summer and I am pleased to support a timely reminder from North Wales Police about staying vigilant and looking after your valuables.

“It is great for everyone to enjoy the experience and have fun at a live event but it is also easy to forget about securing your possessions.

“I would urge anyone due to attending any event to mark and register their valuables, especially a mobile phone and keep everything safe.”

North Wales Police is warning people to carry out some simple security steps before the event to ensure a safer, more enjoyable experience.

Phones top the list of at-risk items at UK festivals, with over one in ten festival goers having lost, damaged or had a device stolen.

Before you go they suggest you mark and register your valuables and when you are there follow a few basic rules:-

Keep valuables out of sight. Don’t store them in outer pockets; instead, keep them in a secure location like a zippered pocket or belt bag.

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Use lockers if available. Some festivals offer free lockers where you can store items that might be targeted by thieves, like bikes or car keys.

Keep valuables to a minimum. If possible, leave your valuable phone at home! Consider taking an older phone instead of your latest model. Phone theft is common at festivals, so if you must take your phone, protect it with a passcode and turn on location tracking such as ‘Find My iPhone’. Additionally, consider using a crossbody lanyard case, making it much harder for someone to snatch it from you.

Secure valuables at night. Keep wallets, phones, cameras, car keys, etc., at the bottom of your sleeping bag where they’re inaccessible to others.

Consider using a safeguarding app. such as SOS emergency contacts on apple devices or the free version of Hollie Guard App. These allow you to share your location with trusted contacts.

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