Free drug testing service to be offered at Y Not festival

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A free drug testing facility will be available at one of Derbyshire's biggest festivals this year, to try to prevent substance-related illnesses and deaths.

The confidential service at Y Not festival will allow people to have drugs examined, to see if they contain dangerously high levels of toxic or psychoactive substances, chemicals, or anything poisonous.

Derbyshire Police say the decision follows a number of drug-related deaths at music festivals earlier this year.

They stress that the service is intended to keep festival-goers safe and is not a "free pass for people taking illegal substances".

30,000 people are expected to attend the event in the Peak District.