Police arrested 82 people on drugs offences at dance music festival Creamfields in Cheshire this weekend.
Around 58,000 music fans attended the event. Police made 82 arrests in total, 65 were in relation to drugs, the other 17 were for offences including assault, criminal damage and public order.
Festival goers were searched upon entry to the site and asked to bin drugs or weapons at the entrance. Officers say the policing of the event was a success.
I am really pleased with how the policing operation for this year’s event went. This is the eighth time that Cheshire has hosted the Creamfields music festival and I am grateful for all the continued hard work of our officers and staff and of the police planning team.
"As in previous years, there was really good co-operation between the organisers and all of the partner agencies, which resulted in a highly successful event for all concerned.
"As a result of meticulous planning, a high-profile police presence and a proactive approach by police and the organisers, a good natured crowd were once again able to enjoy it safely."
– Inspector Stewart Sheer
Festival goers were searched upon entry to the site and asked to bin drugs or weapons at the entrance.
There were 39 thefts reported to police during the event. 15 thefts from tents and 24 other thefts.