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Study finds 1 in 4 festival-goers lose valuables

Investing in camping insurance may be a wise move before attending a festival this summer, as one in four have to replace valuable items after such an event.

This is according to new research from Halifax Home Insurance that revealed thousands of music lovers are forced to replace belongings that have been lost or stolen at festivals.

Digital cameras, designer sunglasses and iPhones topped a poll of the items most likely to go missing.

Senior claims manager at Halifax Home Insurance Martyn Foulds described how it is important people take good care of their belongings, as more and more individuals own "expensive smartphones".

In order to avoid becoming a victim of theft, festival-goers are advised not to leave valuables in unattended tents and cars, while packing only necessary items is also recommended.

Last weekend saw thousands of revellers descend on the Isle of Wight for the annual music festival, which was headlined by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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