Search

Two men arrested for assault at High Definition Festival but released without charge

PUBLISHED: 11:02 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 17 July 2013

Visitors enjoying the acts at High Definition Festival 2013.

Visitors enjoying the acts at High Definition Festival 2013.

© Tom horton

Two men were arrested in connection with an assault at High Definition Festival, but the charges were later dropped by the alleged victim.

Police were investigating the assault which is believed to have happened at the site in Forest Road, Hainault, on June 29, at around 6.30pm.

A police spokesman said: “Two males were arrested in connection with the assault.

“The victim withdrew the allegation and the two males were released with no charge.”

Festival organises admitted their were a “number of issues” on the day and said “a large reason for problems encountered was the sizeable undesirable element who gained entry.”

The festival also had trouble when 900 fake tickets were used to gain entry, forcing those in charge to close the gates early.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ilford Recorder