Music festival sees 53 drug arrests

By Lunar Loops · May 30, 2006 ·
  1. Lunar Loops
    This from yesterday's Guardian (UK):

    Music festival sees 53 drug arrests

    [FONT=Geneva,Arial,sans-serif]Robert Booth
    Monday May 29, 2006
    The Guardian

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    Police arrested 53 people for suspected drugs offences at the Hi-Fi North music festival in Northumberland on Saturday.
    A police spokesman said a variety of drugs were seized and a 14-year-old boy collapsed after apparently taking drugs. He was in a stable condition in hospital yesterday. The festival featured Ian Brown and the band Editors, as well as dance acts, but had been opposed by residents of Maften, the village 10 miles west of Newcastle where it was held. The festival went ahead after a dispute with Northumbria police over payment for policing was resolved.

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