Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Fans arrested at Eminem gig

Twenty-two people were arrested at Eminem's concert at Slane
Twenty-two people were arrested at Eminem's concert at Slane

Twenty-two people have been arrested for public order offences at Eminem concert at Slane in the Irish Republic.

There were a further 35 arrests for minor drug offences, five reported assaults and one person was detained for driving while under the influence.

Superintendent Michael Devine said most of the 80,000 fans were well behaved during Saturday night's gig.

"The vast majority of fans heeded the advice given in advance of the event which ensured everyone had a safe and enjoyable experience," said Mr Devine.

A huge security operation was put in place after nine people were injured during violence at a concert at Pheonix Park last year.

Around 750 Garda officers were on duty with an additional 500 local stewards on the ground to ensure public safety. Revellers were also searched at three different entry points with officers looking out for alcohol, drugs and weapons.

Music promoter MCD has praised the concert-goers who attended the Eminem event for their behaviour.

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