More than £4,500 worth of drugs were seized at Victorious Festival this year

MORE than £4,500 worth of drugs were seized by police and handed into amnesty bins at Victorious Festival.

It comes as police confirmed there were three sex offences reported, four drug crimes, three thefts, three assaults and a public order incident.

Routine bag checks at Victorious Festival. There is no suggestion these people took any drugs into the festival. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Routine bag checks at Victorious Festival. There is no suggestion these people took any drugs into the festival. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Hampshire police said they seized the more on Saturday, the second day of the festival, than they did on Friday. Sunday’s figures have not yet been released. In all the drugs were worth £4,675.

Organisers warned about high-strength MDMA tablets spotted across the UK in the festival season.

High-powered drugs are thought to be behind the deaths of Tommy Cowan, 20, and Georgia Jones, 18, who tragically died after taking two pills each at Mutiny Festival in May.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said: ‘We are really pleased that the positive discussions we had in advance with festival organisers has again led to low crime figures at this year’s Victorious Festival.

‘Measures put in place such as amnesty bins at ticket gates led to illegal substances being surrendered or seized by security and not taken into the festival.’

The drugs seized on Friday: 

Cocaine – five grams worth £500.

MDMA powder – 4.3 grams worth £175.

Skunk cannabis – 37 grams worth £370.

Laughing gas – three canisters worth £15      . 

And on Saturday:      

Cocaine – 18.5 gram worth £1,850.

MDMA powder – 9.5 grams worth £380.

Ecstasy – six pills worth £60.

Ketamine – one gram worth £30.

Skunk cannabis – 113 grams worth £1,130.

Cannabis resin – 17.5 grams worth £130.

Spice – three grams worth £30 and five diazepam pills worth £5.