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Out of thousands of revellers, police arrested just 17 people at this New Year's Falls Festival.
Out of thousands of revellers, police arrested just 17 people at this New Year’s Falls Festival.

While Falls Festival organisers have been uncharacteristically shy of the media spotlight following their New Year’s event, police have issued a report on their festival activity.

A police media unit spokesperson says there were 17 arrests for a total of 19 field court attendance notices (FCAN)s.

Eight were for Possess Prohibited Drug, two were for Supply Prohibited Drug, six for Trespass, one for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (AOABH) and two Common Assault charges. ‘Patrons to the festival were relatively well behaved with only two persons removed due to intoxication,’ said a spokesperson. ‘There were several drug detection dogs deployed at the festival. A total of 34 person searches were conducted as the result of indications with five field court attendance notices and four cannabis cautions issued.’


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