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Police praise Gig crowds

PUBLISHED: 10:56 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 07:34 01 August 2010

SEVERAL arrests were made at this year's Gig in the Park - including one for possession of a class A drug.

Nine offences were reported to police and eight people were arrested following the music event at Halesworth town park at the weekend.

SEVERAL arrests were made at this year's Gig in the Park - including one for possession of a class A drug.

Nine offences were reported to police and eight people were arrested following the music event at Halesworth town park at the weekend.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply after he was stopped and searched by police officers. He was bailed and is due to return to Lowestoft police station on November 19.

A number of gig-goers were dealt with for disorderly behaviour, including a 16-year-old who was spoken to by officers after a 13-year-old boy was head butted on Friday night.

Police said they were pleased the number of arrests was so low. Inspector Tim Powell said: “Overall the event was very successful with a low number of offences and arrests over the weekend and good crowds attending each day.”

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