Over the weekend we received reports that a woman who was attending this weekend’s Latitude Festival suffered a “serious sexual assault”. Police have confirmed that they are investigating the matter.
It has been confirmed by Suffolk Police that the woman was attacked in the festival’s ‘red’ camping area on the Saturday evening of the festival. Specialist trained officers are now working with the victim as the initial investigation into the disgusting attack began.
Suffolk police have put a call out for anyone attending the festival who may have some information on the incident to come forward to help their investigations. Anyone who may have information is being asked to contact Suffolk’s Police East Safeguarding Unit in Lowestoft quoting reference number 42731/19. Information can also be submitted here.
The police have issued the following statement in an attempt to keep festival-goers safe. “Stick with your friends and look out for each other. Be careful. Festivals give you the opportunity to meet new friends but going off alone with people who you’ve just met may lead you into situations you don’t want to be in. Remember no means no.
“There is safety in groups. Set up camp near friends, make friends with your neighbours and learn the layout of the site so you can find what you need – toilets/ stewards, etc., without getting lost. You can always ask staff for help with directions or anything else you may need.”
This. Has. To. Stop.