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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