Suffolk: Two teens charged after trying to enter Latitude 2012 without a ticket

TWO teenagers have today been charged after being arrested at Latitude for trying to enter the site without a ticket.

The two 18 year olds were detained on suspicion of obtaining services dishonestly and arrested at the festival site on Friday.

James Dowsing, of Browning Close in Romford, and Jake Knowlden, of Lulworth Drive in Romford, have both been charged with obtaining access to the Latitude festival by a dishonest act - without making payment for an entrance ticket.

Dowsing has also been charged with theft and with possession of cannabis. Both men are due to appear at Lowestoft Magistrates Court on July 31.

Three 16 year olds from Brighton were also arrested on suspicion of theft at the three-day event.

They were arrested this morning and are currently in custody at Martlesham police investigation centre.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said so far more than 30 thefts from tents have been reported and seven theft from the person incidents.

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During the weekend three men were also arrested in connection with drugs offences.

An 18-year-old man from Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and a 20-year-old man from Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. Both have now been bailed until August 29 pending further enquiries.

A 22-year-old man from Arlesey in Bedfordshire was arrested on suspicion of possession of MDMA (Ecstasy) with intent to supply. He has now been bailed until August 17.

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