Police launch database to tackle festival crime

The Police are creating a national database of security issues at live events in a bid to tackle festival crime.

Deputy chief constable Andy Adams of Hertfordshire Police announced the plan at the Intelligence Engagement conference, held at The O2 in London on March 19.

Live UK reports the scheme will target issues such as counterfeit ticketing, ticket touts, pickpockets, drug abuse, insider theft and violent crime.

Adams asked the various authorities in attendance to work together to create an information hub to track trends, repeat offenders and monitor gangs across Europe.

He said: “Some of my colleagues have done work in this field for the past couple of years, but we haven’t all coordinated until now. There are already some great relationships between the police and industry out there, but there is still a lot of work to do on both sides.”

Posted on April 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

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