Thirteen drug arrests at Surrey's Guilfest
- 20 July 2010
- From the section Surrey
Police arrested 13 people over drug offences at Guilfest, as this year's event was hailed as a major success.
Surrey Police said officers seized ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis at the three-day event in Guildford.
Of the 13 people arrested, 10 were bailed, one received a final warning, another was cautioned and one was released without any action.
The event, attended by about 20,000 each day, featured Orbital, The Human League, N-Dubz, UB40 and Status Quo.
'Very good festival'
Surrey Police said a number of thefts had also been reported but there had been no public order incidents.
Ch Insp Dave Kelley said: "It was a very good festival with no incidents of public order being reported, particularly remarkable considering the number of people who attended the festival.
"This is due to an excellent working relationship with the festival organisers and stewards.
"Unfortunately, despite issuing advice about keeping personal property safe, we did have a number of thefts reported from tents, involving mobile phones, cash and even a couple of sleeping bags being taken."
He added: "There were a number of drug-related arrests but these demonstrate our commitment to cracking down on all drugs at the festival."
Guilfest has been held annually since 1992 in Stoke Park, Guildford.
It has two main stages, dance and rock tents, unsigned talent venues and children's entertainment.
N-Dubz were one of the main attractions at this year's event.