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32 people arrested so far at V Festival in Staffordshire

Armed officers can be seen patrolling the site Credit: ITV News Central

Police say 32 people have been arrested at V Festival in Staffordshire so far over the weekend.

Armed officers have been seen patrolling the site.

Thousands of music fans are attending the two day event at Weston Park.

The event is proceeding very smoothly and peacefully so far, which is great to see. In partnership with the event's security team there has been some outstanding work to prevent drugs getting into the festival and these arrests should serve as a message to others thinking about making the same mistake.

– Superintendent Martin Brereton, commander for the V Festival policing operation at Weston Park

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V Festival travel delays expected after M6 crash

Organisers of the V Festival in Staffordshire, which is tonight hosting pop's big names including Justin Bieber on his festival debut, have issued warnings about travel delays around the M6 for those heading back down the motorway.

A man has died after a crash on the M6 in Walsall and emergency teams are currently at the scene. The road is expected to be closed well into the night.

Police say a car and van involved in the crash have now been recovered.

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