Arrests made at Homebake music festival

The festival season has begun with 20 000 people attending yesterday’s Homebake festival at The Domain in Sydney.

NSW police have issued warnings to trouble makers saying there will be a “zero tolerance” attitude towards anti-social behaviour.

As of 8pm yesterday 8 people had been charged with alleged drug supply including a man charged with possession of 28 ecstasy tablets. Overall, 87 drug detections were made with 76 people being charged.

Since 2007 Homebake has become an over 18’s event because of tight licensing regulations. Twenty four youths received infringement notices for trying to use fake id’s to enter the event.

NSW police have vowed to combat anti-social behavior over summer. Operation simmer was launched on December 1, NSW Minister for police Tony Kelly says this is a pro-active approach to controlling car hoons, licensing issues and drug and alcohol offences.