Local police forces have been warning festival goers not to break the law this weekend at the V Festival in Weston Park.
Ambulance services meanwhile have been giving those attending the Festival tips on how to stay safe.
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A photograph of a man wanted in connection with a sex assault on a Birmingham clubber has been released by detectives.
The man was caught on camera just minutes before a 19-year-old Nuneaton woman was assaulted in the first floor toilets of Gatecrasher on Broad Street, Birmingham. The attack only ended when other clubbers entered the toilets.
The crime happened just after 3am on Friday 3 April.
The man, believed to be in his early 20s, is described as white, around 5’8" tall and slim. He has blond hair and was wearing a black long-sleeved top and jeans.
The man or anyone who can name him should call Detective Constable Danette Calvey in the force’s Public Protection Unit on 101. Details can also be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Emergency services have been tweeting about their preparations ahead of V Festival this weekend at Weston Park.
West Midlands Ambulance Service have put out an advice video to help festival goers to keep safe:
Ambulances and medical tents are already in place at the park to help anyone who comes into difficulty.
Drivers in Staffordshire have been told to expect delays on the M54, the A5 and the A41 due to traffic arriving at the V Festival.
Over 22,000 vehicles are expected to arrive today at Weston Park, where campsites open at 12:00.
Traffic from the south should exit the M6 at Junction 10a and take the M54. The A41 is one-way northbound from the M54 at Junction 3 up to A5. Traffic from the north should exit the M6 at Junction 12.
Drivers should follow event signs instead of using their SatNav.
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Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to an accident on the M6 Northbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).
Officers are reminding people going to this year’s V Festival at Weston Park in Staffordshire to travel safe and not to bring drugs or so-called legal highs.
Everyone must allow themselves to be searched by police or security staff upon arrival at Weston Park. Police have warned that anyone found with drugs will be arrested and face prosecution.
Those caught with so-called legal highs, including nitrous oxide commonly known as ‘laughing gas’ will have their ticket seized and will be ejected from site.
Staffordshire Police have said that extensive CCTV coverage will be used to target offenders across the whole site, including car parks.
Festival-goers are also encouraged to follow the @VFestPolice Twitter account to receive the latest safety messages and advice.
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