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In pictures: Reading Festival 2014

In pictures: Reading Festival 2014

Lucy Elder

In pictures: Reading Festival 2014

Thousands of music lovers flocked to Reading Festival at the weekend.

The festival saw world-class acts, such as headliners Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182, take to the stages.

Reporters James Preston, Katherine Denham and Michael Owens were there soaking up the atmosphere.

Click for reviews from Friday, Saturday and Sunday and see below if photographer Ian Longthorne caught you on camera.

Thames Valley Police reported a 15 per cent drop in crimes compared to last year's festival.

At total of 125 crimes have been recorded at the event since Wednesday, and include 17 drugs offences, one public order offence, one robbery of personal property and 92 thefts.

There has also been one report of a sexual assault and one report of a rape. Two people have been arrested and bailed in connection with the rape.

Officers arrested 51 people at the festival. Of these, three were people arrested on suspicion of robbery, one arrested on suspicion of fraud, and others for drugs possession and supply offences and public order offences.


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