BEDS Police say they are supporting events that will see the Olympic torch coming through Bedfordshire.
Olympic fever is taking over the country as the torch is currently making its way to Bedford, where it will across Bedfordshire to Dunstable and Luton.
Thousands are expected to line the streets on Sunday as 14 torchbearers carry the flame for Goldington Road to Cotton End, and Beds Police are urging everyone to stay safe during the historic event.
Assistant Chief Constable at Beds Police Katherine Govier, said: “I would thank everyone in advance of the weekend, but particularly road users for their consideration as we head towards an exciting and fun weekend in our county.
“The public will also see more police officers, specials and Police Community Support Officers out and about and if anyone has a problem please do not hesitate to say hello and ask for help.
“Our policing style will be firm, fair and friendly and the public can be reassured that during the events and while the Torch Relay is in our county, we will also be responding to ‘business as usual’ in terms of fighting crime and protecting the public.
“I urge people to check the local authority websites for information about the road closures and events going on in their communities and hope the weekend is a wonderful time for everybody.”
Police have issued the following advice to stay safe on Sunday:
- Stay with your friends and plan your trip home using bona fide taxi services
- Don’t carry too much cash and leave your expensive gadgets such as MP3 players and belongings at home
- Don’t leave any belongings in your car and always lock and use your car alarm
- Limit the amount of alcohol you consume
- The events will be busy so it would be best to leave your pets at home
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