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Police arrest 114 during V weekend at Hylands
10:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
MORE than 100 arrests were made by police officers monitoring V Festival in Hylands Park over the weekend.
Essex Police confirmed they arrested 114 people during the two days on various charges relating to drugs offences, assaults, thefts and driving.
The number includes 75 for possession of drugs, 22 for dealing drugs, three for drink driving and two for rowdy and disorderly behaviour.
Many of the drug related charges were caught as revellers entered the site with sniffer dogs patrolling the entrances.
Policing co-ordinator Chief Supt Andy Prophet said: “All our officers have been doing a great job, working with the V-Festival organisers to make sure this fantastic event was a safe and fun one.
"The work of our drugs dogs in sniffing out those in supplying drugs has been a key element in our tactics this year and its one that has worked really well.”
Paramedics at Hylands said they treated 550 people over three days, with 30 being taken to hospital for further treatment.
This included a 20-year-old female who was taken to Broomfield Hospital after taking a suspected MDMA overdose after taking three pills during the festival.
After being monitored at hospital, the festival goer was discharged on Monday.
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