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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.

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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.

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