Fans warned not to bring bags as security searches set for Olly Murs Colchester gig

Olly Murs will be performing in Colchester this weekend on June 10

Olly Murs will be performing in Colchester this weekend on June 10 - Credit: Archant

Essex Police officers will be helping security teams at this weekend’s Olly Murs gig in Colchester – and have advised concert-goers not to bring bags where possible.

The concert is being held at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on Saturday, where officers will be working alongside security teams in light of recent terror attacks in London and Manchester.

Police said there was no specific threat or intelligence of any incident, but issued advice to those attending to keep safe.

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Detailed searches will be carried out upon entry, prompting police to warn fans to leave extra time to get in to the venue.

They are also urging people to leave bags at home unless absolutely necessary.

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Superintendent Steve Johnson, of Essex Police, said: “We have been working closely with the event organisers to ensure we are supporting them in the best way possible ahead of Saturday’s Olly Murs concert.

“Concert goers will see officers at the event, and we hope people will feel reassured by their presence.

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“They definitely should not feel alarmed or worried.

“We would like to reassure everyone that we do not anticipate Saturday’s event to be anything other than safe and secure, however, given the tragic events in Manchester and London, it is sensible and proportionate to have an intensified policing presence.”

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity should alert security staff and call the terrorist hotline on 0800 789321.

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