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Police celebrate New Year’s Eve rave drugs haul

Published date: 11 January 2017 | Published by: Dave Doyle



THIS is the drugs haul recovered by police after a New Year’s Eve rave at Magna.

The picture appeared in a tweet by Rotherham Central Local Policing Team (@RothCentralLPT) last week, crediting the haul to “PCSOs Phil and Tina”.

The drugs — including pills, powdered substances, joints and leafy substances — were recovered by officers from an amnesty box outside the venue.

Also recovered were a number of nitrous oxide canisters, also known as laughing gas or whippits.

The event, billed as Bassfest Sheffield 2016, was organised by The Bassline Festival.

The Advertiser contacted organisers for a comment, but none had been received as the paper went to press.

John Silker, chief executive of Magna, said: “Magna is pleased that security were successful in preventing attempts to bring drugs into the event.”

He added: “The event on New Year’s Eve was not organised by Magna. We hired out the venue to external organisers.

“We work closely with local authorities, emergency services and event organisers to ensure safety at all events.”



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