Festival’s family campsite targeted by sneak thieves

Police Scotland is investigating a spate of thefts which took placefrom a family campsite at the weekend’s Wickerman Festival near Dundrennan.

The relatively trouble-free music festival attracted a crowd of around 17,500 and police praised the attendees throughout the weekend.

However, a statement was made on Monday confirming that 14 tents were broken into during the early hours on Sunday morning and cash with a total of over £1200, four mobile phones, a camera, a Kindle Fire, a jacket and credit and debit cards were all stolen.

Constable Laurie Clark of Police Scotland said: “Clearly thieves have been at work during the early hours of Sunday morning and the family areas of a number of tents have been entered and cash and items stolen.

“We want to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the green camping area during this time. Police Scotland d at Castle Douglas can be contacted through 101.”

A teenage boy also became separated from his party and police launched an appeal to trace him using illuminated gantry signs on Saturday night, but he was soon reunited with his family.

The festival received mixed reviews from those in attendance despite organisers claiming it boasted “the best line-up yet”, as Lulu, Tom Odell and Example headlined.