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Chelmsford: Police issue drugs warning after arrests are made at V Festival

PUBLISHED: 19:00 15 August 2014

Government scientists are being sent to the V Festival to analyse samples of so-called legal highs amid renewed warnings against taking the party drugs.

Government scientists are being sent to the V Festival to analyse samples of so-called legal highs amid renewed warnings against taking the party drugs.

Revellers were today warned not to bring drugs on to the V Festival site after 16 people were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.

A number of those arrested are teenagers and they are currently being dealt with by officers at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Maleary said: “The people we have arrested are mostly under the age of 18. They were arrested as part of the routine stop checks and searches that officers are carrying out at the entrance sites.

“My message to anyone thinking of taking drugs to the event is a simple one – don’t. You will be caught. You won’t be allowed into the festival and you will face police action.”

Anybody who is a victim of crime, or spots anything suspicious, can report it to Essex Police at the mobile police station or by calling 101 or 999.

The chairman of a Suffolk racial equality charity says they are receiving more reports from parents about prejudice in schools than ever before.

Children in Suffolk and Essex are increasingly being exposed to the “devastating” effects of domestic violence, charities have warned.

A man has been charged following a spate of burglaries in Colchester, some of which were alleged to have involved weapons.

The newest versions of the iPhone, the 8 and 8 plus, are expected not to attract the traditional queues outside Apple’s flagship retail stores when they go on sale in the UK for the first time today.

A neighing horse, singing bird and marching band are among quintessentially Suffolk sounds captured in winning entries submitted for a new photography competition.

Rail services in Suffolk and Essex are continuing to face disruption this morning following an incident on the mainline yesterday in which a person was killed after being hit by a train.

An engineer accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a visit to her home to repair her tumble dryer has been cleared by a jury.

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