Police Issue Advice For Everyone Attending Youth Beatz 2017

With Youth Beatz only a few days away now Police Scotland are working with partners involved in its organisation to ensure that everyone attending has a safe and enjoyable experience at Scotland’s largest free music festival here at The Dock Park in Dumfries on Saturday 12 August 2017. The event is now officially ‘sold out’ which means that some 12,000 local residents here in Dumfries and Galloway will be able to attend.

Now in its ninth year, the award winning event is managed through a partnership and Police Scotland is involved with all the partners to help ensure that those attending get there safely, enjoy themselves safely whist at the concert and then get themselves home safely afterwards.

Sergeant Annan Boyd said “we have been involved in all of the Youth Beatz concerts here in Dumfries and over the years we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in the policing of such a large event. We are keen to emphasise that because of the very large number of people attending the concert, Dumfries will be a very busy place on Saturday. Those attending should consider carefully how they are going to get to, and then home from the concert. Parents and those providing transport should consider their routes in and out of the venue area and allow plenty of time to get there on the day.”

This year again Choices for Life is a partner for the event. This will give young people in the area the right information on issues that affect them, at events they are excited about attending.

Sergeant Sarah Marshall of Police Scotland’s Safer Communities Harm Prevention Unit said “we are eager to engage with young people attending Youth Beatz to raise awareness about the dangers of substance use and misuse in relation to smoking, alcohol, drugs as well as online safety and advice on how to deal with negative peer pressure. Whether you are going to a festival at home or abroad the same rules apply, look after your personal safety and those around you, drink sensibly and remember there is no safe way to take drugs.”

More information on the event can be found at www.youthbeatz.co.uk


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