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Police plans for Strawberry Fair

Strawberry Fair Credit: ITV Anglia

A community policing operation will be in place for this year's Strawberry Fair in Cambridge this Saturday. Cambridgeshire Police say they have been working closely with fair organisers and Cambridge City Council to ensure a fun, family-friendly event for visitors this weekend.

Inspector Steve Poppitt, in charge of the operation, said: "This year's event has a real family focus and we have been working hard with the Strawberry Fair Committee and city council.

"Our planning has looked at the best way to tackle past issues at the event and minimise disruption for residents.

"Local officers will be on hand to ensure public safety and support the fair organisers' security operation.

"There will be practical measures in place to prevent the fair being spoiled by alcohol or drug misuse and criminal and anti-social behaviour."

Chair of the Strawberry Fair Committee, Kam Sanghera said: "Strawberry Fair continues to work closely with the police, city council and residents' associations to bring to Midsummer Common a happy, well run fair for everyone to enjoy.