8 arrested at Glasgow's TRNSMT festival over drug possession

Eight people have been arrested at Scotland's newest music festival, TRNSMT, for offences including alleged drug possession with intent to supply.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 9th July 2017, 4:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:40 am
Fans enjoy Kasabian on the second day of the TRNSMT music Festival on Glasgow Green. Picture: AFP/Getty Images
Fans enjoy Kasabian on the second day of the TRNSMT music Festival on Glasgow Green. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

More than 100,000 revellers were anticipated to have attended the three-day event by the end of Sunday.

Police Scotland have made eight arrests for offences including alleged possession of drugs with intent to supply, alleged fraud and alleged public nuisance offences.

Two people were reported to the procurator fiscal for allegedly being in possession of a small quantity of drugs while 25 people also received a police warning for allegedly being in possession of a small amount of drugs.

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Chief Inspector Simon Jeacocke, event commander for Police Scotland, said: “We would like to remind those attending that there is a zero tolerance approach to drugs.

“We continue to have an armed presence outside Glasgow Green for everyone’s safety and security.”

The sold-out Saturday saw 50,000 people attend the event, while 35,000 hit Glasgow Green on Friday.

Organisers said attendance has exceeded expectations, with numbers set to pass 100,000 by Sunday.

Sunday’s weather was in complete contrast to Saturday’s, which saw shades and sunblock a must for many festival-goers.

Glasgow’s more stereotypical conditions returned for the final day, with rain forcing many to opt for waterproofs.

Declan McKenna was to perform on King Tut’s Stage at 4pm on Sunday.

The 18-year-old has performed at three Glastonbury festivals and is due to release his debut album on July 21.

He has won the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, been included in the BBC Sound of 2017 poll and had an A-List Radio 1 single.

McKenna said: “I’m feeling good actually, I mean, it’s a little more rainy than I was expecting but I’m up for it and looking forward to the show.

“I’ve never played anywhere other than Glasgow in Scotland, I don’t think. The crowds have always been really, really good.

“They have always been really kind to us and very rowdy, to a point. I have got high expectations of Scottish crowds.”

Kasabian headlined Saturday night, with a bumper crowd enjoying hits such as You’re In Love With A Psycho, Shoot The Runner and Club Foot.

The event runs over the same weekend usually taken up by T In The Park, which organiser DF Concerts announced last November would “take a break” in 2017.

TRNSMT finishes on Sunday, with acts such as The View, local band Twin Atlantic, Two Door Cinema Club and headliners Biffy Clyro.

Fans on Friday were able to see bands such as London Grammar, Belle And Sebastian and headliners Radiohead.

Security was tight after recent terror attacks but the atmosphere was praised by police.