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47 arrests at Creamfields festival in first two days

Police have arrested 47 people at Creamfields festival in Cheshire since doors opened yesterday.

The majority of the arrests have been on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Cheshire Police are warning anyone attending the event of the risks of carrying drugs.

Let this be a message to anyone who is yet to arrive at the Creamfields site and thinks that they can bring illegal drugs or offensive weapons in with them - we will take positive action and you will face the consequences of your actions. We are doing all we can to prevent drugs from entering the site and rest assured our efforts will continue. We want festival goers to have a great time at Creamfields, but the consequences of taking drugs can be devastating, not just for those taking the drugs, but also for their family and friends – it’s not worth the risk.

– Inspector Mark Gammage, Cheshire Police

Ecstasy tablets found in shampoo bottles at Creamfields

Drugs found in shampoo bottles at music festival Credit: Cheshire Police

More than 100 ecstasy tablets hidden in bottles of shampoo have been seized by police at the Creamfields festival.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply, after the seizure at the dance music event near Warrington.

Cheshire Police say the search was carried out by officers at the VIP entrance on Friday.

Thousands of people are attending the festival at the Daresbury site. It continues until Bank Holiday Monday.


Man wanted in connection with Sexual Assault at Creamfields

Police are looking to speak to this man in connection with an alleged sexual assault Credit: Cheshire Police

Police are looking to speak to the man pictured above in connection with an allegation of sexual assault at the Creamfields Music Festival in Daresbury last August.

The victim is a woman in her early twenties from Scotland, who reported the incident to police after the festival had concluded. The sexual assault is alleged to have occurred in a tent at the festival overnight between Sunday August 24 and Monday 25 of August.

The man is described as white, around 21 years of age, approximately 5? 8" tall and of medium build. He had dark hair which, at the time of the festival, was shaved all over. At the festival he was wearing a white short sleeved t shirt, and he had a chain around his neck with two rings on it. He stated his name was Jaimie, and had a Scottish accent, and may be from the East Kilbride area of Scotland.

Police are asking the man, if he recognises himself, to make contact with either Cheshire Police or Police Scotland. Police are also asking anyone who may recognise the man to call 101 or the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.

65 drugs arrests at Cheshire dance festival

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.

Creamfields spends £500,000 on improvements

French music producer David Guetta performed at Creamfields in 2012 Credit: PA Wire

Creamfields have announced a number of major improvements to the festival site at Daresbury.

£500,000 is to be spent on improving key areas of the site, including the field drainage systems, investment into additional trackways and a series of new bridges across fields.

It follows the cancellation of the final day of last year’s event due to adverse weather and flooding.

The full Creamfields line-up will be announced on Wednesday 27th February.