Creamfields Campers Furious After Vehicles Broken Into And Stripped Of Parts In Festival Car Park
On Monday morning, the majority of people leaving Creamfields were presumably feeling more than a little worse for wear, following a weekend of excessive drinking and insufficient sleeping.
But the headaches of many festival-goers were worsened upon returning to the car park, where they discovered that their vehicles had been dismantled and stripped of parts.
Police said they had received reports of five vehicles being targeted at the dance festival in Warrington, adding that those responsible most likely used a large vehicle to flee, given the size of some of the stolen parts.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Chief Inspector Julie Westgate, from Cheshire Police, said: "Some of those affected were stranded as their cars were un-drivable and had to be towed.
"It's not just the inconvenience for the victims, it's the cost of the damage done and their ability to get to work after the bank holiday weekend.
"These reports are being taken seriously and we are investigating a number of lines of enquiry. The suspects must have required a large vehicle to transport them from the site due to the size of the items stolen.
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"I'd urge anyone who was in the nearby area, who may have dashcam footage or any information to contact police so that we can find those responsible."
Pictures shared on Facebook reveal the extent of the thefts at the car park. One photo shows a Range Rover stripped of its bonnet. Others show an Audi and a Volkswagen without any wheels. There are also several pictures circulating of cars with smashed windows, and one of a car without either of its front seats.
One of the alleged victims posted on social media, claiming whoever was responsible left his van 'trashed'.
He said: "Walking back to the car after a weekend at Creamfields to find the window and lock smashed and all of the dashboard ripped apart in an attempt to steal the radio. They obviously couldn't get it out so just left the van trashed."
Another woman claimed 'everything had been raided' from her car.
According to The Mirror, she said: "I was totally distraught when I got back to the car, and emotional but my friends got there first.
"All our stuff was lying out on the bonnet and the grass, everything had been raided. My friends purse was found over at another man's jeep which had been broken into as well."
LADbible has contacted Creamfields for comment.
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