Swadlincote: Police seeking information after reports women were assaulted at the Bearded Theory Festival

By The Editor

1st Jun 2022 | Local News

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Derbyshire Constabulary are investigating reports that a number of women were assaulted at the Bearded Theory festival near Swadlincote last week.

Officers were called by security staff to the event at Catton Hall on Monday, May 27.

It is believed the incidents happened in the cider bar, and also at the queue for the ladies toilets sometime between around 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

Those who were believed to have been affected have not come forward to speak to officers.

A man aged in his 30s from Leicestershire was arrested at the time and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Police would like to hear from any victims, or anyone who may have witnessed the incidents.

Were you in those areas around that time?

If you have any information which you think could help with our enquiries, please contact the police on the details below, quoting reference 22*304641:

• Facebook send a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page

• Twitter direct message the contact centre via @DerPolContact

• Website There are several crime reporting tools on the police website

• Phone – call on 101

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting


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