51 arrests at Reading Festival

Police have made more arrests at the Reading Festival. 51 people have now been arrested for a variety of offences including assault; theft of wristbands; drug possession and arson.

Festival goers targeted by thieves

Festival goers brave the rain at the Reading Festival Credit: Pa

It has been a very wet festival at Reading but there has been than the rain to contend with.

Police have now made 51 arrests and festival goers have reported having valuables stolen from their tents and also had their wristbands stolen by thieves.

Enjoying the music but festival goers are warned to beware of thieves Credit: Pa

The total number of crimes reported to police now stands at 101. Officers have been carrying out high-visibility patrols within the site and surrounding areas and at the same time there are undercover officers operating around the festival to identify and arrest criminals.