“No form of crime” will be tolerated according to the police

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Job : Tue 23 August 2022

Updated: Tue 23 August

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Thousands of dance music fans will descend on Cheshire this Bank Holiday weekend for one of the UK’s biggest dance festivals – Creamfields 2022.

Around 70,000 festival-goers will descend on the Daresbury Estate near Runcorn – just off Junction 11 of the M56 – from Thursday to Sunday, August 25-28.

Cheshire Constabulary is working closely with organisers, local authorities and other agencies to ensure the event runs as safely and smoothly as possible.

Work is already underway to minimize disruption to surrounding communities as well, with work continuing through the bank holiday weekend.

Within the site, officers will be present to prevent incidents of crime and disorder and support security personnel.

Offsite patrols will be involved in traffic management and policing of surrounding areas

Superintendent Sarah Heath, who is leading the police operation for the event, said:“Each year it takes months of planning to ensure we are as prepared as possible before Creamfields takes place.

“Just like in previous years, the event organizers will have a series of security measures in place such as searches before being allowed to enter and drug dogs present.

“Amnesty bins are also in place at site entry points for contraband and anyone who does not use these bins but is found to be in possession of drugs or weapons will be dealt with.

“So I urge you to think before you act, because the decisions you may make could have life-changing consequences.

“Above all, our main objective is to keep festival-goers safe and to support the local community. I know that the majority of people who attend will enjoy the event responsibly.

“However, I must also make it clear that any form of criminality will not be tolerated and we will do everything in our power to ensure that the actions of a small minority do not impact those having a good time. “

A clearly marked wellness tent will be located in the arena near the north entrance and people can go there to report any issues to the officers at any time during the duration of the event.

For more information on this year’s Creamfields Festival, visit the Creamfields website.

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