Leeds Festival 2012: Clean up

The clean up is continuing following this year's Leeds Festival. Around 70,000 people watched acts including the Foo Fighters, The Cure and Florence and the Machine at the three day event.

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Police praise music fans: 32 arrests over weekend.

Senior officers at West Yorkshire Police have praised music fans attending this year's Leeds Festival.

Throughout the weekend, 32 people were arrested for offences including theft and drugs. In total 87 crimes were recorded. Extra patrols were mounted in villages near the festival at Bramham.

On Saturday night, these patrols arrested three men and a woman from Essex, and seized a haul of mobile phones which are believed to have been stolen from people within the festival. Two people have been charged and held in custody, with the remaining two released on bail pending further enquiries.

"The atmosphere throughout the weekend has been fantastic. It felt like a relaxed party. It was obvious everyone was excited about the live bands and enjoying the entertainment in a safe venue."

– Chief Superintendent Andy Battle, West Yorkshire Police.

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Clean-up time at Leeds Festival

This year's Leeds Festival comes to an end Credit: Calendar News

It's clean up time at Bramham Park as this year's Leeds Festival comes to an end. Around 70,000 people were at the three-day event to see bands including the Kaiser Chiefs. Here are some of the highlights in pictures:

The Big Wheel in full swing Credit: Calendar News
Proud owner of a festival pass Credit: Calendar News
Some rather unusual nuns... Credit: Calendar News

European volunteers help with festival salvage

60 young people from across Europe are at Leeds Festival to make sure it is environmentally friendly. They will join the 'Everything is Possible' team in salvaging abandoned camping equipment left in a good or reusable condition. This equipment will then be passed on through a "community exchange".

This is a fantastic opportunity to give to young people who couldn’t normally access this kind of event the chance to see their favourite bands while helping the local community and environment. A lot of organisations working with young people or the homeless, for example, could really make use of this equipment.

– Clair Brown, co-founder of Everything is Possible

Volunteers on site to help keep festival Green

Leeds Festival in full swing Credit: Calendar News

60 young people from across Europe are in Leeds to help keep this year’s Leeds Festival environmentally friendly. They are coming for a two week volunteering project organised by the local community organisation Everything is Possible, to help keep the Leeds Festival site environmentally friendly.

They will also help salvage abandoned camping equipment left in a good or reusable condition. This equipment will then be passed on to the local community and individuals in Leeds through a ‘’community exchange’’ sale.

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