Crime down at Reading Festival

Thames Valley Police say fewer crimes reported this year on Festival's final day

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Fewer crimes reported at Reading Festival

Around 90, 000 were expected to attend Credit: ITV Meridian

Police say 78 crimes have been reported at Reading Festival so far, which is slightly down on last year.

There have been eight assaults, 15 drug related offences, one public order offence and one offence of going equipped reported since Wednesday.

One robbery has been reported, compared with five last year.

There have been 51 reports of theft with 15 of those happening in the main arena.

There has also been one report of rape and two people have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident.

Police have made 46 arrests so far with three being on suspicion of robbery, one suspicion of fraud and others for drugs possession and supply and public order offences.

The main stage Credit: Dave Reilly

Chief Inspector Dave Parker said: “We are pleased with the slightly lower levels of crime so far at Reading Festival, which has been a result of proactive policing and the good work of on-site security.

“As we come into the final day of the festival, we continue to remind festival goers to observe the safety warnings and keep valuables out of site.

“We look forward to a fun and safe final day here at Reading and are now looking towards the policing required to get people on their way back home safely, later in the day.

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