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Extra police promised for Llanidloes event

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Police will be stepping up patrols at one of Mid Wales's most popular summer events.

Police will be stepping up patrols at one of Mid Wales's most popular summer events.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they will run high visibility foot patrols at this year's Llanidloes Fancy Dress event on July 2 to ensure public safety.

The force also wants to protect children who are in the town centre late at night and officers will be directing children home or asking their parents to collect them.

Antony Topazio, for Dyfed-Powys Police, said: "To help ensure public safety and a successful event, a strong partnership will also be implemented between the police, festival organisers, Powys County Council, emergency services, campsite operators and the licensee association."

He said the event was one of the latest in a long line of summer festivals being monitored closely.

Inspector Paul Ridley of Newtown Police said the annual summer event in Llanidloes attracted thousands of visitors every year.

He said: "With this high-profile event Llanidloes gets very busy with revellers.

"Providing an effective policing response to all the events in Powys while maintaining business as usual presents us with a significant challenge.

"We achieve it through detailed planning with our partners."

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