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Police hail Creamfields a success

1 September 09 16:30 GMT

Ten festival goers were arrested during a "safe" Creamfields in Cheshire, police figures have revealed.

Around 30,000 people descended on Daresbury near Warrington for the dance music festival on Saturday and Sunday.

Cheshire Police praised months of "meticulous" planning by its officers for the lack of crime at the festival.

The arrests were for suspected drug and public order offences, fraud and aggravated vehicle taking. An extra 21 people were cautioned over drugs.

Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx and David Guetta were among the headline acts.

Officers set up amnesty bins at the festival entrances where people were able to dispose of drugs and weapons.

A spokesman for the Cheshire force added: "There were no reports of any serious incidents during the two-day event."

It is the fourth year Creamfields has been held in the Cheshire village since moving from its former site in Speke, Merseyside.

Officers received 19 reports of thefts from tents.

Inspector Giles Pierce said a high-profile police presence and a good natured crowd helped the event run smoothly.

An additional 43 other incidents of theft, including one robbery and four vehicle break-ins, are being investigating by the Cheshire force.

A 20-year-old woman from Maghull and her 19-year-old friend from Darlington were killed in a collision on their way to Creamfields on Friday.

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