Police warn Hull Fair trouble-makers will be dealt with ‘robustly’

Humberside Police have vowed to come down hard on anyone causing trouble at Hull Fair.

The force says it is prepared for the huge event with plenty of officers on hand to keep people safe.

It also says that, despite a zero-tolerance policy on trouble-makers, officers, PCSOs and police volunteers will also be there to help and provide a friendly face should you need it.

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Superintendent Matthew Peach said: “We are looking forward to supporting Hull City Council, the showman guilds and other partners to ensure everyone enjoys the Fair, especially after it being cancelled last year.

“It is a fantastic and enjoyable event with people visiting from all over to enjoy the Hull Fair experience

Police officers and PCSO’s will be present at the fair every day and night to make sure that both visitors and workers feel safe throughout the week. You can come up and speak to us to report any concerns or to tell us about your time at the fair.

“I want to be clear that any person attending the fair who is committing crimes or anti-social behaviour will be dealt with robustly by my officers to ensure the local community have a great time.

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“If you have any concerns about anything you see at the fair, please come and speak with the Hull City Council stewards or any of the police officers who will be on the podiums as they are every year.

“You can also get in touch by calling our non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If someone is in immediate danger or there is a crime in progress call 999.”

Ahead of the fair, Humberside Police has also issued advice to parents in case their child goes missing.

  • If you are taking small children to the fair, take a photo of them beforehand so we can see exactly what they are wearing should they go missing.
  • Write your contact details on a piece of paper and put it in the pocket of the children that you are taking so we can get in touch if we find them
  • Just in case you need them, make sure you are familiar with the location of First aid, the Police and the Lost/Found children offices.

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Here are some more general some tips and advice to help you stay safe:

  • Leave any valuables such as tablets, jewellery and credit cards at home. Only take with you what you absolutely need and remember to lock all windows and doors before you leave your home
  • Consider using one of the park and ride services if possible
  • If you are driving, park in a well-lit busy area and agree on a pre-arranged meeting place should you become separated from friends or family
  • Consider wearing clothes that have pockets with zips to keep your money and mobile phones secure

If you see anything suspicious, immediately report it to a police officer, PCSO, steward or fairground staff.

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