Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Bestival revellers hand in drugs with a street value of £25k

Bestival 2014 Image copyright Carolina Faruolo
Image caption There were a total of 47,000 people at the festival this year

Drugs with a street value of more than £25,000 were dropped in amnesty boxes during Bestival, Hampshire Constabulary has said.

Crime at the music festival on the Isle of Wight was down on last year according to the force, with a total of 248 offences.

Officers recorded 62 drug offences and made 116 drug stop searches.

Police put the so-called amnesty bins at site entrances for people wishing to use them ahead of being searched.

Officers also seized £20,000 worth of drugs.

The Desert Island Disco-themes festival took place from Thursday to Sunday at Robin Hill Country Park and was attended by about 47,000 people.

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