Drugs seized and a tent thief arrested at Electric Picnic in Laois

Lynda Kiernan

Reporter:

Lynda Kiernan

Gardaí report Electric Picnic 2018 "went well".

A man was arrested for stealing items from tents in Electric Picnic, among other thefts under investigation by Gardaí following the festival.

Today Monday September 3, the Gardaí are focused on traffic leaving the Laois site, but they are also investigating offences during the festival, expected to end up in court.

There were several "simple possession" drug offence detections, from which prosecutions are expected to follow. 

There are several theft related offences under investigation, including an incident where a male was arrested in possession of  items of stolen property which were taken from tents within the campsite. A file to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Overall, the event went well according to the local Gardaí.

People making their way home from the Stradbally site are asked to comply with Gardai on traffic duty and follow the signs on the dedicated routes from the site.

People using public transport are asked to use the only dedicated public transport pick up point, which is signposted and located just off the N80 on the Portlaoise side of Stradbally village.

Other motorists are told to expect significant traffic delays in and around Stradbally village today, and if possible to avoid the area until the late afternoon.

Plans to expand next year's Electric Picnic festival

Below: Aerial view of Electric Picnic 2018 Main Stage where Dua Lipa when was performing. Picture: Aerial.ie Editors