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More than 80 arrested at Creamfields
9:57am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
MORE than 80 people were arrested during this year’s Creamfields festival in Daresbury.
Police say 82 were arrested, 65 in relation to drugs and 17 for offences including assault, criminal damage and public order.
Searches were a condition of entry and festival goers were asked to place any drugs or weapons in the bins provided at the entrance to the event arena.
Detectives say forty seven people received a caution on site − 37 of those were for possession of class A drugs, the rest were street warnings for possession of cannabis.
There were 39 thefts reported to police − 15 thefts from tents and 24 other thefts.
Inspector Sarah Heath, from Warrington South NPU, said: "The team of dedicated community officers responded to any calls from local residents and visited anyone who had any issues or concerns.
"I would once again like to thank members of the community for their co-operation and understanding prior to and throughout the event."
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