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Three men arrested after GMP traffic cops stop car from Bristol on route to Parklife

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Three men have been arrested after traffic cops stopped a car from Bristol on route to Parklife this morning.

The men, two aged 22 and one aged 23, were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of nitrous oxide.

It is believed their intention was to sell canisters of the class C drug at Parklife Festival this weekend. They remain in custody, a GMP spokesperson said. 

Superintendent Andy Sidebotham, who leads the Parklife policing operation this year, said: “Nitrous Oxide is now a class C drug, making possession and use a criminal offence. For the sake of a few balloons, why risk not getting into Parklife?

“We will work tirelessly this weekend - alongside event security and our partners - to prevent and tackle any criminality brought by a small number of people who attend the event or the local area.

“This is to help ensure that the majority of genuine festival-goers and residents have a safer and more enjoyable weekend."

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