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Leicestershire Police will regularly visit religious festival at Rutland Showground in Oakham after reports of crime




Police will be regularly visiting a religious festival to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum after reports of a spate of crime and disorder.

The event, which is a legally authorised festival on private land between Light and Life and Rutland Showground, has prompted many complaints from people who live and work in Rutland.

Supt Adam Slonecki, from specialist support at Leicestershire Police, said: "With permission from the organiser we will be regularly going into the event and continue to engage with the event co-ordinator to ensure they are covid-safe.

Shot of the back of a police officer's jacket with the word police written across the back. iStock
Shot of the back of a police officer's jacket with the word police written across the back. iStock

"We would like to re-assure residents that we have extra foot patrols, a dedicated roads policing car and a specialist drone team operating in the area.

"In addition, local officers will be engaging with local businesses and licensed premises.

"We continue to work with the event-goers and organisers to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum."

Rutland County Council is also looking at any action that could be taken under Covid-19 regulations to tackle the issues.

Anyone with any information should visit www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/ quoting reference log 186 of June 19 or call 101.



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