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Police warn that cars of festival goers will be towed if found to be blocking roads

Thousands of music fans arrived in Middlesbrough for the Radio 1's Big Weekend Credit: PA

Police are warning drivers on Teesside to think twice before leaving their cars on busy main roads.

It comes after thousands of music fans arrived in Middlesbrough for the Radio 1's Big Weekend musical festival in Stewart Park.

Thousands of music fans arrived in Middlesbrough for the Radio 1's Big Weekend Credit: PA

Cleveland Police have taken to social media to urge festival goers to avoid leaving their cars on the A174 as they're blocking the route and causing disruption for drivers and residents.

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Shuttle busses are running to help easy congestion in the area. The advice to people going along to the event is to organise taxi's or pick-ups to collect them away from the Stewart Park site.

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