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Eminem concert prompts extra police presence

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Aug 21, 2013 | 7:26am EDT

Eminem was faced with an enormous police presence at his concert in Scotland on Tuesday (20Aug13) just days after 60 fans were arrested at his gig in Ireland. The star's concert in Dublin made headlines over the weekend (17-18Aug) when a photograph of a teenage girl performing a sex act at the event was posted on the Internet, sparking outrage. Additional police officers were drafted in at Glasgow's Bellahouston Park on Tuesday to ensure there was no repeat of the multiple drink and drug arrests that hit the Irish concert. Cops were also determined to avoid further scandal following trouble at Swedish DJ Avicii's gig at the same Glasgow venue on Saturday (17Aug13), when 29 people were arrested. Chief Inspector Hazel Knight tells Britain's Daily Record, "Police Scotland (provided) additional officers following concerns about the behaviours of some of those at the weekend's concert. While the vast majority of the crowd at the concert on Saturday were well behaved, there was a small but significant minority whose behaviour blighted, if not ruined, the night for some people with their drunken behaviour." No trouble was reported at the concert, which took place as part of Glasgow's Summer Sessions series of gigs.

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