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Upminster’s We Are FSTVL to review security plans in response to Manchester bombing

PUBLISHED: 17:20 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:55 23 May 2017

Revellers at last year's festival

Revellers at last year's festival

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The organisers of We Are FSTVL have reassured festival goers that they will update their security plans “where necessary” in response to last night’s bomb attack in Manchester.

The annual event will be held at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, over the bank holiday weekend with up to 30,000 people expected to attend.

Due to the increase in numbers organisers have already put extra measures in place and festival goers, equipment and vehicles will be searched before entering. CCTV has been installed.

A spokesman said: “We Are FSTVL consider the safety and security of our audience, performers, contractors and staff as paramount.

“In conjunction with the Metropolitan Police and local authority we have produced robust detailed plans for the event in its entirety for the last 10 months.

“We will continue to review plans and update where necessary, in consultation with all agencies.”

The Met Police Commander Jane Connors said: “As the full horror of last night’s attack in Manchester still sinks in the thoughts of all of us in the Met Police are with those who have lost loved ones or who were injured.

“Here in London we are determined to do all we can to protect the capital. That means that over the coming days as you go to a music venue, go shopping, travel to work or head off to the fantastic sporting events you will see more officers – including armed officers.”

For more details on the festival visit here.

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