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Police and ambulance crews issue warnings ahead of V Festival

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.

Police looking for man over sex assault on Birmingham clubber

This man is wanted in connection with a sex assault Credit: West Midlands Police

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 preparing for V Festival weekend

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.

Delays expected in Staffordshire due to V Festival traffic

Crowds at last year's festival Credit: PA

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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