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Creamfields 2015 – Police make 76 arrests and 171 crimes reported

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The drugs recovered by police in a shampoo container

UPDATED: POLICE reported making a total of 76 arrests related to the Creamfields Music Festival at Daresbury near Warrington, including two men being arrested on the Friday attempting to smuggle ecstasy tablets on to the site.

The two men were arrested attempting to smuggle 100 ecstasy tablets onto the site hidden in bottles of Head and Shoulders shampoo and conditioner. They were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

Prior to the event which attracts an estimated 70,000 music fans, Cheshire Police said they would not tolerate any drugs or legal highs and stop and search procedures were a condition of entry.

Police also reported several incidents of drunken people being seen on the carriageway of the nearby M56 during the night.

Chief Constable of Cheshire Simon Byrne confirmed on social media that a total of 76 people had been arrested and confirmed 171 crimes had been reported. He praised his officers involved in policing the site.

Music from the festival could be heard across many parts of Warrington during the night, sparking numerous complaints across social media from local residents struggling to get to sleep.

The event closed at 2pm on Bank Holday Monday.

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Festival goers enjoying the music

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One party goer gets carried away climbing on to one of the tents

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Click on the image to view a gallery of pictures – Photos Ben Hansahw and Hannah Skentelbery

 

 

 

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