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Advice for Aintree racegoers

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Police are issuing advice to racegoers about avoiding anti-social behaviour and pickpockets ahead of this year's Grand National.

The three day Aintree festival gets underway today and is expected to attract 150- thousand people.

Racegoers should expect to undergo a series of security checks, including bag and transport searches and badge checks.

Police Commander, Superintendent Dave Charnock, said: "Aintree is always a fantastic occasion which attracts visitors from across the world and I am confident this year's festival will be no exception.

"We want people to have a safe and enjoyable time and make sure their day at the races is memorable for all the right reasons."

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Your selfies from Ladies Day at Aintree

We want your selfies from this year's Ladies Day at the Aintree Festival.

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Ladies Day at Aintree's Grand National festival

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