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Cumbria Police described how Kendal Calling has been a success this year with a great festival atmosphere.Over the weekend, festival goers have been enjoying themselves at Kendal Calling and as people start to leave, Cumbria Police advise people only to drive if they are have not been drinking and to plan their route.
There were a number of thefts from tents over the weekend and Cumbria Police are advising everyone not to be complacent today and keep mobile applications which trace the location of a phone after the applications were vital in finding stolen phones on Thursday.
After receiving a report of thefts of mobile phones on Thursday, Cumbria Police were able to use the location technology on mobile phones to trace a phone which had been stolen in Kendal to Manchester, where two men were arrested and brought to Cumbria for questioning and bailed while enquiries continue.
Chief Inspector Mark Pannone said, “This years Kendal Calling has been very successful with everyone enjoying the festival atmosphere. People will be starting to pack up today and I advise them not to leave anything of value unattended. There have been a few thefts from tents and we do not want anyone else to become a victim of crime and encourage everyone to keep their belongings with them.
“Try to organise people to stay with your property when packing up, take turns in taking things to vehicles and do not leave your car unlocked with everything inside.
“When leaving the site, be careful, watch out for people walking about and take your time. Please plan your journey and get home safely.
“This year there has been some great working between the police, security and event management to crack down on drug use during the festival, with 17 people being arrested for drug related offences.
“Overall it has been a great festival and we want everyone to get home safely so only drive if you are capable of doing so.”