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- Posted on Jul 19th 2010 7:30AM by Chris Mugan
Speaking at a press conference attended by NME.com on the final day of the festival (July 18), Benn said he was working closely with the police to find the men responsible for the first attack. A 19-year-old man has already been bailed in connection with the second incident.
Benn insisted that the Suffolk weekender would continue as normal, claiming it remained an "incredibly safe" environment. "This is a friendly and supportive festival, probably safer than a lot of city centres on a Friday or Saturday night," he said.
He continued, "People are obviously entitled to be nervous, but these things, awful as they are, are outside anyone's control. Whether it's at a festival or in a village or high street, there are people around, who -- either determinedly or opportunistically -- will do such a thing."
Police are appealing for witnesses that might have information regarding the first assault that they say took place on Thursday night (July 15) in Latitude's campsite.
The second alleged attack, also in the camping fields, took place the next night (July 16). The victim reportedly knew her alleged assailant, so police could make a quick arrest. Anyone with information should call Suffolk Constabulary on 01473 613500.