Patrols to be stepped up to ensure people enjoy Nantwich music festival Date published: 16th April 2019 2.09pm

Revelers heading to a music festival in Nantwich over the Easter bank holiday weekend are being urged to be on their best behaviour.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the annual Jazz Festival, which runs from Thursday 18 April – Monday 22 April.

There will be an increased police presence across the town throughout the course of the weekend. Officers will be on hand to ensure people enjoy the event safely and to deter any anti-social or criminal behaviour

Sergeant Ian Bennett, of Crewe Local Policing Unit, said: “This weekend’s festival should be a safe and fun time for everyone. The event attracts many people – including families – and we want to ensure that those attending are able to enjoy it safely.

“While the majority of visitors will enjoy the event over the bank holiday weekend, sadly there is often a small minority of people who use it as an excuse to drink excessively, cause a nuisance and act anti-socially.”

The operational work to be carried out by officers at the festival is part of the force’s county-wide ‘Street Safe’ initiative, which aims to protect communities from anti-social behaviour and public space violence.

Sgt Bennett added: “Officers will be out and about in the town across the weekend checking that revelers are drinking responsibly both on the streets and in licensed premises.

“Although we want everyone to enjoy the festival, in the interests of public safety, we will take a firm stance against those who jeopardise this through drunken, violent or antisocial behaviour.”

Anyone who has any concerns around anti-social behaviour or public disorder is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101. In an emergency please call 999.

To follow the work officers carry out to protect communities from anti-social behaviour and public space violence under the Street Safe initiative follow @CheshirePolice and the local policing accounts or #streetsafe