Cover plea to festival-goers

JUST half of festival-goers have cover for their valuables despite taking an increasing number of expensive possessions with them, a survey has revealed.

Only 54 per cent of revellers have cover for items such as smartphones, iPads and tablet computers, according to

Experts warned that festivals are an easy target for opportunist thieves with the potential of thousands of valuables left in unsecured tents or in pockets of tightly-packed crowds. Festival-goers also risk losing their valuables in the festival crowds. Last year, there were more than 700 lost items handed in during the Glastonbury festival.

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“Though it sometimes feels like we’re joined at the hip to our gadgets, it’s worth considering if you really need to take them with you in the first place,” said website spokeswoman Caroline Lloyd.