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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