Police arrest 72 people at V Festival

Police arrest 72 people at V Festival

Police arrest 72 people at V Festival

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Essex Police demonstrated that criminal activity will not be tolerated at the V-Festival and made 72 arrests over the weekend.

The majority of these arrests were for drug-related offences and were sniffed out by the police drug sniffer dogs at the entrances to the venue.

As of 11pm last night, officers had made arrests for drug possession (53), drug-dealing (9), assaults (1), theft (3), public order (1) and selling nitrous oxide (7).

Policing Commander, Chief Supt Simon Williams, said: "I’m really pleased with the great work from all our officers who have been liaising with the V-Festival organisers to make sure this brilliant event was both safe and enjoyable.

"The work of our drugs dogs in sniffing out those in supplying drugs has once again proven to be a successful tactic. The dogs were also a great hit with the festival-goers, many who stopped to stroke the dogs and engage with officers.”

"We would like to thank the festival-goers for taking note of our crime prevention advice and hope that they enjoyed the weekend. We would urge people to be mindful of their alcohol limits if they are going to drive home at the end of today or in the morning and be patient as the roads will be busy after the festival ends.

"If you have been a victim of crime, please do report it to us by calling 101.”

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10:43pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Julie Ann Campbell-Vencarto says...

Totally Stupid:::I lost my sister in law 10 years ago she was 33 years old to this scourge. The stupid and silly people she was hanging around with in Chelsea were unimaginable, a beautiful born and bred Colchester Girl now brought back to the cemetery laid to rest.
Anyone who wants to have a laugh or a serious moment of reflection, ought to go and see her grave ! My son 18 years old last year, three weeks after his birthday, was knob bled as a joke at a party or get together, it appears that he has this deadly gene in his system, any exposure to illicit substances, renders instant medium term temporary brain damage. The cost to the NHS is unfathomable, He came home one day and collapsed on the floor where his system completely failed. The scenes that my husband and I witnessed over the last 18 months were out of a movie script. 15 GCSE's down the toilet, all down to a handful of greedy, jealous, selfish, stupid individuals, who also call themselves associates of the Roman Catholic Church in Colchester. We have finally received some signs of improvement but its been a long haul. Our Police have been totally useless and that is "a very sad remark" to make, this was also the case in London where the other parties involved, should have received jail terms for their involvement in the death of Sophia my sister in law. The law and the system in place is farcical, some of these drugs especially the artificially created legal highs are untested, there have been no trials on this stuff. As for cannaboid and THC levels, these plants are now being manipulated with hydroponic cultivation and all sorts of potions are being used in the water pumping cycle, which changes the make up of the plant, this is changing the end product into a dangerous unquantifiable state. As for the drug barons and those profiting from the illegal trade in drugs, it has all been said before and nothing appears to be achieved here we seem powerless, apart from this catch a few and then up pops another 100 dealers in the situation. Laugh as much as you want, go on supporting
this devious practise, that is killing hundreds of thousands of people. Living like this is not the right way, it is not achieving anything productive to our lives. I cannot understand why we are pretending to be something else, by taking substances like this. Once these drugs are worn off, we return to who we originally are. Maybe it is some type of karma or destiny I do not know. All I do know is that some people out there are making a lot of money out of this, at the expense of others. People are now using drugs as a weapon against others, including those closest to them or in their folds. That one tablet or single shot of stuff can be a life changing gamble, that may not have been a choice you have made.
My message to the dealers and those who profit form this, enjoy your lifestyle, your fancy watches, cars and all the other trappings. I hope that one day some force comes along and exposes you to the justice that should be dealt out, or at least you experience some of the pain we have had. PS: I have rubbish broadband where we live at 1 MB the typescript judders as I am writing:

I also offer this quote, in respectful memoriam to Leah Betts RIP+
Totally Stupid:::I lost my sister in law 10 years ago she was 33 years old to this scourge. The stupid and silly people she was hanging around with in Chelsea were unimaginable, a beautiful born and bred Colchester Girl now brought back to the cemetery laid to rest. Anyone who wants to have a laugh or a serious moment of reflection, ought to go and see her grave ! My son 18 years old last year, three weeks after his birthday, was knob bled as a joke at a party or get together, it appears that he has this deadly gene in his system, any exposure to illicit substances, renders instant medium term temporary brain damage. The cost to the NHS is unfathomable, He came home one day and collapsed on the floor where his system completely failed. The scenes that my husband and I witnessed over the last 18 months were out of a movie script. 15 GCSE's down the toilet, all down to a handful of greedy, jealous, selfish, stupid individuals, who also call themselves associates of the Roman Catholic Church in Colchester. We have finally received some signs of improvement but its been a long haul. Our Police have been totally useless and that is "a very sad remark" to make, this was also the case in London where the other parties involved, should have received jail terms for their involvement in the death of Sophia my sister in law. The law and the system in place is farcical, some of these drugs especially the artificially created legal highs are untested, there have been no trials on this stuff. As for cannaboid and THC levels, these plants are now being manipulated with hydroponic cultivation and all sorts of potions are being used in the water pumping cycle, which changes the make up of the plant, this is changing the end product into a dangerous unquantifiable state. As for the drug barons and those profiting from the illegal trade in drugs, it has all been said before and nothing appears to be achieved here we seem powerless, apart from this catch a few and then up pops another 100 dealers in the situation. Laugh as much as you want, go on supporting this devious practise, that is killing hundreds of thousands of people. Living like this is not the right way, it is not achieving anything productive to our lives. I cannot understand why we are pretending to be something else, by taking substances like this. Once these drugs are worn off, we return to who we originally are. Maybe it is some type of karma or destiny I do not know. All I do know is that some people out there are making a lot of money out of this, at the expense of others. People are now using drugs as a weapon against others, including those closest to them or in their folds. That one tablet or single shot of stuff can be a life changing gamble, that may not have been a choice you have made. My message to the dealers and those who profit form this, enjoy your lifestyle, your fancy watches, cars and all the other trappings. I hope that one day some force comes along and exposes you to the justice that should be dealt out, or at least you experience some of the pain we have had. PS: I have rubbish broadband where we live at 1 MB the typescript judders as I am writing: I also offer this quote, in respectful memoriam to Leah Betts RIP+ Julie Ann Campbell-Vencarto
  • Score: 2

4:11pm Fri 22 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Superb comment by Julie Ann Campbell-Vencarto.

Newsquest should syndicate it Nationwide.
Superb comment by Julie Ann Campbell-Vencarto. Newsquest should syndicate it Nationwide. OMPITA [Intl]
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