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Crime figures down at Glastonbury

Crime down by 25% at this year's Festival Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Crime at this year's Glastonbury Festival is down by 25% compared with 2011 and 2010.

There have been 296 crimes reported, that's 98 fewer than the last festival .

Thefts fell by almost 35% with 137 offences – 120 of which were thefts from tents and were 32% lower than in previous years.

Police at Worthy Farm report there has been no serious crime and just one attempted robbery. There have been 92 instances of drugs possession offences which is broadly similar to previous years.There have been 170 arrests – including 15 people who were arrested on suspicion of theft from tents.

Baby girl born at Glastonbury festival

The mum-to-be went into labour on Saturday night Credit: PA

A festival goer has given birth to a baby girl at the Glastonbury festival, according to reports.

The new baby is believed to have arrived in the early hours of Sunday at the on-site Ivy Mead medical centre.

The parents, reported as Heidi Wesson and Sean Crothers, were helped by medical staff.

Heidi reportedly went into labour as the Rolling Stones were making their Glastonbury debut on Saturday night.

It is believed the couple have settled on the name Ivy, after the medical centre where she was born.

According to the Daily Mail, a spokesman for Glastonbury said: "We'd like to send our congratulations to the family. We look forward to welcoming them back in future years.

"We've had babies born here that are now grown-ups. They still come every year. That's a beautiful thing."


Nick Cave is penultimate act on Pyramid Stage

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and the Smashing Pumpkins were penultimate acts to play Glastonbury's two main stages before the event draws to a close tonight.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were the final act on Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage before headliners Mumford & Sons finish the event. Credit: PA
Billy Corgan's Smashing Pumpkins were the last act on The Other Stage before The XX close the arena. Credit: PA
The Other Stage crowd watch the Smashing Pumpkins. Credit: Empics


Sir Bruce Forsyth: Glastonbury audience 'sensational'

Sir Bruce performs in the Avalon stage Credit: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Sir Bruce Forsyth says his performance on the Avalon stage at Glastonbury Festival was one of the "best experiences of my career".

The 85-year-old, who danced his way on stage to the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune, invited members of the public to join him on stage to perform to the 2,500 crowd.

"We were getting laughs where we don't usually get laughs. They were sensational," he said.

"I'm a bit shocked now because I didn't expect it to affect me so much. It was so emotional at the end; I wanted to grab them and give them a big hug because they were so happy and so friendly."

"I felt the same as Mick Jagger. He wasn't asked before either," he joked.

"It's been a wonderful week - in fact it's been a great year, ever since the knighthood it's been a wonderful time in my life and I wonder why I deserve it," he said. "I think I'm very lucky."

Sir Bruce Forsyth, 85, takes the stage at Glastonbury

After 69-year-old Mick Jagger's Pyramid Stage headline slot on Saturday night, 85-year-old entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth performed on the Avalon stage at Glastonbury today.

Sir Bruce performed singing and dancing for his fans. Credit: PA

Another veteran star to appear was Kenny Rogers, who entertained crowds on the Pyramid Stage with The Gambler in the middle of the afternoon.

A Glastonbury appearance may have been one of the more unusual performances of his 72-year-career. Credit: PA
Forsyth clashed with Kenny Rodgers on the Pyramid Stage and Public Image Limited on The Other Stage. Credit: PA

Crime falls at Glastonbury Festival

Festival goers survey the camp site at Worthy Farm. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Avon and Somerset Police said that crime has "dropped dramatically" from the last time that Glastonbury was staged.

Some 220 crimes including 61 drugs offence and 106 thefts from tents have been reported to officers since this year's event began, a fall of 33% since 2011.

Inspector Shirley Eden said: "We are very pleased with how the festival has gone.

"We would like to thank the majority of festival goers for their cooperation, good festival spirit and for being sensible with their property."

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