20 facing drugs charges after DJ Hardwell gig

DJ Hardwell played to 7500 fans at Ingliston. Pic: comp

DJ Hardwell played to 7500 fans at Ingliston. Pic: comp

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POLICE say 20 people are facing drugs charges following the DJ Hardwell gig at Ingliston.

More than 7500 attended the event which ran from 6pm until 4am with a huge police operation taking place.

One man was arrested for obstructing officers and 20 people will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal for drug offences.

One female was taken to hospital as a precaution after confirming to ambulance staff that she had taken ecstasy. There are no concerns for her long-term health.

No other offences were reported to police.

Superintendent Matt Richards said: “Considerable planning was undertaken by Police Scotland, event organisers and partner agencies to ensure the music fans in attendance could enjoy the atmosphere in safe surroundings.

“I would like to thank the vast majority of those within the venue for their conduct during the event.

“A relatively small number of offences were detected and these will be progressed accordingly. However, most people demonstrated a willingness to work alongside police and adhere to the terms and conditions of entry that were set by the organisers.”