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Police: 'Plan ahead for Foo Fighters fun'

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Northumbria Police is reminding people going to next week's Foo Fighters concert at the Stadium of Light to plan ahead before travelling.

More than 50,000 people are expected to travel to Sunderland when the band take to the stage on bank holiday Monday.

Police are urging gig-goers to think about their personal safety and to take care of their property.


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Police warn Foo Fighters fans to look after valuables

Music fans are being reminded to take care of their property when attending the Foo Fighters concert next week in Sunderland.

Police say it is important to look after valuables at the show. Around 50,000 fans are expected at the Stadium of Light on Monday, May 25. They added that with such a large number of people attending the event, it could attract opportunist thieves and pickpockets.

People at the gig should keep phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, wallets and any other valuables safe. Items should be stored in zip pockets or kept close to them at all times.

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"Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the Stadium of Light on Monday all looking forward to a great night.

"We want people to remember their night for the right reasons and not for being a victim of crime.

"We know people will be using cameras and mobile phones to take pictures throughout the event and it's really important they do everything they can to protect them.

"We don't want to seem like killjoys because we know people are at the gig to enjoy themselves.

"We would just ask that concert-goers to bear in mind that there may be opportunist thieves taking advantage of the event. Don't give them any opportunity and keep your valuables safe."

– Southern Chief Superintendent Andy McDyer


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