A freedom of information request has revealed arrests at Glastonbury Festival in 2015 were dramatically down, both in terms of drugs arrests and crime in general.

Perhaps the starkest figure revealed by The Bristol Posts’ request surrounding drug seizure figures shows that 1,639grams of cannabis bush were confiscated compared to 7,600grams in 2010. While 80 doses of LSD were confiscated by police in 2010, none at all were found in 2015. Ecstasy, in contrast, saw a huge rise, from 40 tablets back in 2010 to 880 last year.

Reported by NME. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.