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Merseyside Police announce plan for Taylor Swift Tour

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Merseyside Police announce plan for Taylor Swift Tour
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Liverpool is set to welcome international award-winning singer songwriter Taylor Swift to the city as she performs to thousands of fans at Anfield Stadium this month.

The American musician is bringing her sell-out The Eras Tour to the UK and is performing three concerts in Liverpool from Thursday 13 June to Saturday 15 June, with Paramore as the supporting act.

With around 53,000 tickets sold each night, thousands of people are expected to visit Liverpool over the three days, and a series of events are being held in the city centre which have been organised by various organisations.

As with all major events, public safety is the main priority, and Merseyside Police have been working closely with Liverpool Football Club and Liverpool City Council for months to assist in planning for this event. They will use a variety of policing tactics including highly visible police patrols and less visible measures such as plain-clothes officers to ensure these concerts are a safe and enjoyable event for all involved.

Chief Superintendent Zoe Thornton in charge of the policing operation for the event, said:

“This latest large-scale concert follows on from Liverpool hosting many other major events where thousands of people visit the city and are always given a warm welcome.

“We are anticipating high volumes of people travelling to the city each day and I must ask for the safety of everyone that only those who have a concert ticket should travel to the stadium.

“We have a robust policing operation in place including the deployment of Project Servator officers, who are specially trained to spot the tell-tale signs that someone may have criminal intent, such as gathering information that may help them plan or prepare to commit a crime.

“These deployments will appear at any time in the Anfield area and the city centre, but the public should not be alarmed by this. As with any large event, we remind the public to be vigilant, trust their instincts and report any suspicious or unusual activity.

“There will also be a mobile police station in Stanley Park and officers will be in the area to reassure and assist people, so please come and say ‘hello’ to them.

“Please plan your journey and give yourself plenty of time to get to the stadium. Road closures will be in place from midday on each of the three days, so we urge people to use public transport to ease traffic congestion.

“Tickets for the three shows quickly sold out when they were released, so we urge people to only purchase any tickets that become available from official sellers. Please do not be tempted to buy from unauthorised sellers as they could be fake.

“We hope everyone has a fantastic and memorable time, enjoys the experience and activities the city has to offer.”

Liverpool Football Club has provided detailed information about transport arrangements and items that concert-goers are permitted to bring inside the stadium. For example, bags are not permitted in the stadium, with the only exception being small bags (A5 size) or official show merchandise in the clear plastic carrier bag provided. All permitted bags will be subject to a search upon entry.

Ticket holders are advised to check Liverpool Football Club website for more information.

Find more information about the Taylor Town Trail here.

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