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Warwick Folk Festival

Special Constables were on patrol when Warwick was home to traditional and contemporary folk arts during the 38th annual Warwick Folk Festival, which took place in the town from 27-30 July 2017.

More than 28,000 people attended the festival to see performers like Oysterband, Barbara Dickson, Spooky Men's Chorale and Andy Kershaw; experience workshops and talks to learn new dances, instrumental skills and styles; and enjoy the procession on the Saturday from Swan Street, through Market Place, Old Square and Church Street to Castle Street.

Special Sergeant Neil Turfey said: "Warwick Folk Festival was patrolled by a number of officers over the dates and was primarily about providing reassurance in the town centre but also carrying out pro-active anti-theft patrols in the camping area. I understand that the Special Constables had a lot of positive feedback about their presence and the public were grateful to see them".