Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Crackdown on Drugs and Weapons at Festival

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Crackdown on Drugs and Weapons at Festival

Article excerpt

SNIFFER dogs will be on the gates of this year's Creamfields festival in a crackdown on illegal drugs.

Police chiefs are warning of a zero-tolerance policy ahead of the music event which starts on Thursday.

Each year tens of thousands of people from across the country head to the site, near Warrington, for the festival which this year features the likes of Sigala, Calvin Harris and Avicii in his last- ever UK performance.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said there will be a 'significant' presence of officers and revellers will be subjected to 'stringent security checks' as they enter the site - which could include body searches and sniffer dogs. Anyone refusing to be searched will be denied entry.

Insp Stewart Sheer said: "Drug use will not be tolerated and we will take positive action where we need to. …

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