[The Guardian] Secret Garden Party pioneers drugs testing service for festivalgoers

About 200 people use facility offered by charity The Loop, police and council at Cambridgeshire festival aiming to promote safer drug use

An independent music festival in Cambridgeshire has become the first UK event of its kind to offer people the chance to have their illegal drugs tested to establish their content before they take them.

About 200 individuals took advantage of the unique testing facility, brokered in agreement with the local police and council, at this weekend’s Secret Garden Party, an annual arts and music festival on a Georgian farming estate near Huntingdon.

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