Another successful year for Sundown Festival
As another successful Sundown concluded at the weekend, officers covering the event were pleased with the behaviour of the majority of partygoers.
Around 40,000 people attended the festival which was held over the weekend (Friday 1 September – Sunday 3 September 2017) with acts such as Craig David and Rag N Bone Man.
As part of the policing operation to support the event organisers, five people were arrested:
- Two men both aged 21 and from the London area were arrested for being in possession of a psychoactive substance with the intent to supply.
- A 21-year-old man from the Rochester area was arrested for possession of Class A drugs with the intention to supply.
- Another man aged 21 and from the Great Yarmouth area was arrested for possession of Class A drugs with the intention to supply.
- A 17-year-old from the Cambridge area was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of Class A drugs.
- All five were released from custody but remain under investigation
Chief Inspector Nathan Clark said: "As well as the five arrested for drugs offences we also provided a visible policing presence around the perimeter of the event. We were also made aware of a number of tents which were entered and small items stolen from within.
"Given the thousands of people who attended the festival only a small minority chose to ignore our guidance and were arrested as a result. When officers were told about illegal behaviour we took positive action to ensure the majority of festival-goers enjoyed the party atmosphere.”