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Fall in number of drug crimes at Kendal Calling

Photo: Kendal Calling

The number of drug offences has reduced at Kendal Calling, compared to previous years.

A total of 14 arrests were made at this year's event, with three people being arrested for drug offences.

In 2016, officers arrested 11 people on suspicion of possession with intention to supply Class A drugs, and two people on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Psychoactive Substances.

According to Cumbria Police, as last year’s dog presence had a positive impact on reducing drug related crime, the number of dogs on site was increased this year.

Although we did make a number of arrests, this number is relatively small in comparison to the large volume of people who attended the festival. This year saw around 30K people onsite and we are pleased that most enjoyed the music and had a great time despite the varied weather conditions and the mud. Any crimes still under investigation have specialist officers working hard to investigate the circumstances, and where appropriate bring offenders to justice.”

– Chief Inspector, Andy Wilkinson