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V Festival medical staff treat more than 200

  • 18 August 2012
  • From the section England

Some 209 people have been treated by medical teams at the V Festival.

West Midlands Ambulance service said 159 people had been treated at the on-site medical centre with minor injuries.

On-site ambulances helped a further 50, with three requiring hospital treatment, including a woman with a head injury.

About 85,000 people are expected to attend Weston Park on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, in partnership with Venture Event Medical Management and St John Ambulance, is providing medical cover at this year's festival.

'Trips, bumps, falls'

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "It's been a steady start for the staff and volunteers since the gates opened to campers on Friday.

"Fortunately, the vast majority of cases were minor injuries, including trips, bumps and falls."

Supt Dave Holdway, from Staffordshire Police, said they had made some arrests.

"We've had a couple of assaults and only two or three thefts at the moment, so, so far so good," he said.

The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and The Killers are among headline acts.

Paramedics at Weston Park will this year use an all-terrain vehicle to reach anyone requiring medical help.

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