Policing at Creamfields 2018 Date published: 28th August 2018 2.10pm

A total of 51 festival goers were arrested over the Bank Holiday weekend during the Creamfields music festival.

These were mainly for drug offences but there were other arrests in connection with assaults, theft and those wanted for outstanding offences.

There were a further 68 festival goers dealt with onsite by voluntary attendance interview and enquiries are ongoing and the organisers processed 199 people through their eviction centre, with 140 evicted from the event for unacceptable behaviour. 

Planning for this year’s event began earlier this year to determine the policing requirement alongside the organiser’s own security arrangements.

Cheshire Constabulary worked closely with the event organisers and their security team in order to ensure festival goers had a safe and enjoyable time and to minimise any disruption for local residents.

Warrington and Runcorn residents did not see a change in the level of policing provided over the weekend. Police officers, PCSOs and the Special Constabulary continued to deal with calls from the public and provide visible reassurance in the local community.