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Last Updated: Monday, 30 August, 2004, 16:20 GMT 17:20 UK
Clean-up after festival mud-bath
Fans wearing wellies in the mud at Reading
The festival was one of the muddiest ever recorded
The clean-up has started after 55,000 revellers left the Reading festival site, with police calling it one of the best-behaved events in years.

Despite foot-deep mud through most of the festival site, the crowd were "much more relaxed" than previous years, Thames Valley Police say.

Around 510 crimes were reported during the festival, while 71 people were arrested, fewer than last year.

Most of the offences were thefts from tents or bags.

Some 55,000 revellers braved the mud at Reading to see The White Stripes, The Libertines and Morrissey on Saturday and Green Day on Sunday.


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