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Reader Letter: Why were there no bag checks at Take That concerts at Carrow Road?

PUBLISHED: 13:32 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:47 20 June 2017

Queues outside Carrow Road for Take That concerts. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Queues outside Carrow Road for Take That concerts. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

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We had tickets for the first performance of the Take That concert, my wife`s birthday present.

We decided to make a day of it and arrived in Norwich in time for lunch. We had lunch, visited the Castle Museum and sat in the sun reading a book.

This meant that we needed a bag to carry all the bits and pieces in a small rucksack I carried on my back. We proceeded to Carrow Road, without returning to the car, at around 5.30pm.

Two things occurred - one that annoyed, and one that worried.

We had seats but as soon as Take That appeared almost everyone stood up, and I could not see, fortunately we could move to unoccupied seats where there was empty ones in front so could see everything.

My wife tells me that this is standard at all such concerts; this was not the first time she has been to a Take That concert. What an amazingly staged show.

The more worrying is that the rucksack that I had on my back was not checked, or commented on, as we went through the gates.

Having been told that security had been stepped up I was somewhat surprised that there was no bag check - something my wife commented on.

Even before the Manchester and London attacks, whenever we visited a public venue my bag was always checked or had to be left at the entrance.

Was this the same at all the gates, or was it just an oversight on the security people at this gate?

Paul Winn, Hawthorn Chase, Moulton, Spalding

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