Arrests up as Glastonbury reaches halfway stage

Plus record numbers arrive at festival site

Arrests at this year’s Glastonbury Festival are up, as the event reached its halfway stage this afternoon (June 23).

So far there have been 163 offences recorded, compared to 154 at the last festival in 2005.

The vast majority of these have been drug-related, while 45 have been for other incidents. There have been 28 thefts from tents.


In all there have been 121 arrests compared with 112 in 2005.

Meanwhile, the number of people on site has now reached 165,000, with festival-goers bringing 40,000 cars with them.

There have been 1,268 casualties, with 32 people needing to leave the site for treatment, however organisers report there have been no major incidents so far.

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