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22 July 2013, 17:19
14 people have been arrested at this weekend's Latitude Festival - mostly for drug offences.
Police have so far taken just over 40 reports of crimes, including 16 drugs offences and 19 thefts - meaning crime overall is slightly down on last year.
Theft offences have included items stolen from tents and theft from the person crimes where visitors have been watching performances and had iPhones, etc, removed from their pockets or bags.
A quantity of drugs including heroin, cocaine, Ketamine, cannabis and MDMA (Ecstasy) have been seized.
Among those arrested are:
Superintendent David Cutler, who oversaw policing for the Festival said; "Police have worked closely with the security staff at Latitude and also carried out an operation on roads around the site to deter and catch criminals. We have had some significant successes, stopping some believed to be involved in festival crime nationally before they even reached the site and dealing with those found in possession of significant quantities of drugs.
"Bearing in mind that 35,000 people were on the site over the weekend at this stage it appears crime has remained comparatively low."