Only 55 Arrests At Parklife In Heaton Park This Year

Parklife at Heaton Park was the place to be over the weekend June 10 and 11, and with around 80,000 in attendance per day, the operation was a gigantic one for police and the council, and all the emergency services and Parklife staff.


Greater Manchester Police have said 55 people were arrested over the two days the event was held, which were for public order offences, possession of drugs with intent to supply offences.

Superintendent Graeme Openshaw of GMP’s Force Events Section said: “Once again, it was a great welcome to Manchester for Parklife.

“I’m pleased to say that the event went well and the majority of people who attended enjoyed a safe and memorable tome, thanks to the great work from our officers and colleagues at Parklife, Manchester City Council, Bury Council, North West Ambulance Service, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Manchester and TFGM.

“The disruption of the Metrolink required contingency plans to be put in place, but we worked closely with partners to ensure people got safely back to Manchester.

“This was greatly helped by the good humour of the festival goers many of whom were happy to walk back to the city and we provided additional officers along the route.

“Considering there were almost 80,000 people going into the park each day, there was a relatively small number of arrests and I would thank everyone who took part in planning and everyone who attended for making it an enjoyable event.”

If you went to this two day event and have any pictures please send them into us and we will add them to this article, remember we need your name.



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