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Missing RockNess reveller Jodie Spence traced in Dingwall

Jodie Spence
Image caption Jodie Spence was reported missing while attending RockNess

A 23-year-old woman who was reported missing while attending the RockNess music festival on the shores of Loch Ness has been traced in Dingwall.

Jodie Spence, who is from the Inverness area, was last seen on Sunday evening.

Police Scotland had appealed for anyone who had seen Miss Spence, or knew of her whereabouts, to get in touch.

About 30,000 people attended the festival which police said had been "very safe" with low levels of crime and disorder.

Police said there had been "significantly fewer" drug-related offences than last year's event.

Four men aged 18, 20, 21 and 41 were arrested at the event in connection with being concerned in the supply of drugs.

There were eight cases of alleged assault, nine breaches of the peace and 36 thefts during the three-day festival.

Two men have been detained in connection with alleged thefts.

Thirteen people were admitted to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness for treatment to minor fracture injuries.

Police said one of the 13 required medical attention for serious drug-related symptoms.

More than 280 people were treated at the festival site's field hospital and more than 400 were seen at the First Aid post.

Supt Stevie Mackay, event commander at RockNess, said police were delighted by the low levels of crime and disorder.

He said: "The general behaviour of festival goers has been very good and the vast majority seemed to enjoy themselves and act responsibly.

"We are never complacent however, as the roads are now busy with thousands of revellers making their way home.

"I hope that everyone has heeded our advice about the dangers of driving whilst tired, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs."

Iain MacKay, medical services event commander at the festival, added: "A small number of people were treated for symptoms associated with drugs and alcohol.

"Thanks to friends and to security workers on site, these people were brought to the field hospital and received the care they needed.

"Without correct medical care, their condition could have been far more serious."

The medical staff on hand included Stirling University nursing students who volunteered to offer their help.

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