350 people arrested in run up to festival, plus organisers warn: stay away if you haven't got a ticket...
More than 350 people have been arrested for drug offences in the run-up to this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Drugs including heroin, crack cocaine, amphetamines, cannabis and Ecstasy with a street value of tens of thousands of pounds have been seized by the Avon & Somerset Constabulary.
The force is desperate to cut off the supply of illegal substances to the event, held at Pilton from June 25-27, and has targeted known or suspected drug-dealers in its catchment area.
Detective Chief Inspector Graham Cawley said: “We are determined to prevent drugs casting a shadow over this year’s festival and will continue to carry out operations to take them out of circulation and stop them being smuggled on to the site.”
Last year police seized ‘250,000 worth of drugs before the festival, including a ‘200,000 stash of Ecstasy.
93 people were arrested at the festival including Happy Mondays‘ Bez who was later released without being charged.
Tickets are just about sold out for the festival and people are being warned tickets can only be bought in advance, not on site, from 0115 912 9129 at #83 plus booking fee.