Drug offences top of Creamfields arrest list

Revellers at Creamfields in Daresbury

Revellers at Creamfields in Daresbury

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MORE than 100 people were arrested or cautioned at Creamfields, Cheshire Police has confirmed.

Police made 66 arrests during the dance music festival in Daresbury over bank holiday weekend, of which 49 were drug related.

A further 42 people were cautioned on site for possession of drugs.

And 17 arrests were made for offences including assault, and driving while disqualified.

A number for thefts were also reported to police - 16 from tents and 10 others.

More than 60,000 revellers attended the festival, with police aiming to ‘minimise disruption’ to residents.

Insp Stewart Sheer, who headed policing of the event, said: "This year was the ninth time that the music festival has taken place in Cheshire, and every year the event is getting bigger.

"I would specifically like to thank all of the officers who policed this year′s festival for their continued hard work, along with the officers and staff who have assisted with the planning of this year′s event.

"Our main aim was to ensure the safety of festival goers and to minimize any disruption caused to local residents."

Police said plans were put in place to deal with security and traffic, noise and any issues in the community.

Officers remained at the festival until Monday afternoon.

Insp Sarah Heath, of Warrington South NPU, and Insp Barry Brown, of Runcorn NPU, were on hand with a team of dedicated community officers to deal with any issues arising from the event.

Insp Heath 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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11:37am Wed 27 Aug 14

dignified lawman says...

I'd rather wipe my arse with a broken bottle than visit creamfields
I'd rather wipe my arse with a broken bottle than visit creamfields dignified lawman
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