Don’t you just love the little video from Essex Police with Seymour the crime prevention mascot?
This years V Festival saw a rise from 51 arrests last year to 114 arrests. The festival included the acts Kings of Leon, Rita Ora and Beyonce (who was booed for being 30 minutes late – rightly so!).
22 of the arrests were for dealing drugs and 75 for drug possession, suggesting that drug use at festivals is on the increase. 6 people were arrested for assault, 3 for fraud and 3 for drink driving.
V festival is seen as being a festival for young people who like pop music, but these statistics suggest that the target audience for the festival might be changing slightly. We wonder what next year will have in store…