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Creamfields Washed Out

Crowds enjoy a previous Creamfields festival Photo: Myung Jung Kim/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The annual Creamfields music festival in Cheshire has been abandoned after a night of heavy rain caused the grounds to flood.

Police issued a warning first thing this morning (Sunday) advising festival goers to leave the site.

It's thought tens of thousands of campers had been left washed out.

Following heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours, significant and heavy flooding is affecting the Creamfields arena near Warrington.No serious casualties have been reported and Cheshire Police and partner agencies are supporting event organisers in ensuring the safety and welfare of festival goers during this time.

– Creamfields statement

All event entrances to the festival are now closed. Anyone with a ticket for today is being told not to travel. People already on site are being urged to be patient while exit plans are put in place.

Ticket-holders were being directed to the http://www.creamfields.com website for more information, but it too had also closed down throughout Sunday morning apparently crashing because of the amount of demand on its servers.

No serious casualties have been reported and Cheshire Police and partner agencies are supporting event organisers in ensuring the safety and welfare of festival goers during this time.Police are patrolling the arena and campsite areas to help direct festival goers to useable exits and drier ground.

– Shelly Williams, Cheshire Constabulary