Three Arrests Over Drugs Offences At Bournemouth 7s

Three people have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of drugs offences - after eight people fill ill at the Bournemouth 7s.

Some were taken to hospital on Saturday night (23 May) from the sport and music festival at Chapel Gate in East Parley.

Their condition is not thought to be life-threatening. Officers are investigating the circumstances.

A 19-year-old man, of no fixed abode, arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs has been released on police bail until mid-July pending further enquiries.
 
A 17-year-old boy, from Bournemouth, arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs been released on police bail until mid-July pending further enquiries.
 
A 22-year-old, from New Milton, arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and B drugs has been released on police bail until early July pending further enquires.

Dorset Police and the organisers issued a warning to people attending the festival not to take any illegal substances.

Anyone with information about anyone having offered such substances at the event should contact Dorset Police on 101.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:472. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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