Police are reminding Foo Fighters’ fans to look after their property when they attend next week’s concert.
About 50,000 fans are expected to descend on the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, on Monday, May 25, and concert-goers are being asked to take care of their valuables.
We want people to remember their night for the right reasons and not for being a victim of crime.Southern Chief Superintendent Andy McDyer said
With such a large number of people attending the event, it could attract opportunist thieves and pickpockets.
Thieves do take advantage of large crowds and situations where people are in close proximity to each other and police are urging people to be vigilant and alert to crime prevention.
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.
Anyone taking bags to the concert should make sure they’re zipped up or secure ant that they have sight of them.
Police want people to have a safe and enjoyable night and by following simple steps such as these, people can make sure that happens.
Southern Chief Superintendent Andy McDyer said: “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.”
Uniformed police and club security officials will be inside and outside the ground to offer help and assistance to anyone that should need it.
For more information on the gig visit www.safcconcerts.com