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Melbourne Police Warn The Public Ahead Of The Weekend

It's one of Melbourne's biggest annual events, and it's on again this weekend.

The 2017 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will roll out from the 23rd through to the 26th of March, and so many Melburnians will be heading along - with about 100,000 people expected to head along on Sunday alone.

Police have released a warning for anyone who is going to the GP this year, with the hope of keeping everyone safe and happy.

They will be closely montioring crowd behaviour and definitely intervening if they spot any anti-social of criminal behaviour.

Inspector Jason Kelly has warned all attendees to be wary of thieves in busy car parks and large crowds.

“We all have a role to play in keeping our possessions safe – always lock your car, remove valuables from sight and immediately report suspicious behaviour to police.”

He also went on to discuss drinking and driving on the day. Police will also be on the lookout for any dangerous, drug, or drunk drivers outside the race precinct.

“Not everyone can replicate the talent of Formula One drivers, but anyone can apply their dedication and diligence to everyday driving,” Inspector Kelly said.

“If you’re going to drink, don’t get behind the wheel and plan for an alternative journey home.”

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