Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Regatta arrests down

FEWER arrests were made during this year’s Henley Royal Regatta than a year ago.

FEWER arrests were made during this year’s Henley Royal Regatta than a year ago.

A total of 32 arrests were made over the course of the five-day event, compared with 35 in 2015, and there were 29 fewer incidents.

The most common offences were assault, theft and being drunk and disorderly.

Thames Valley Police said up to 60 officers were on duty by the river and in the town centre and they liaised with licensees, councils, bus and rail companies and the other emergency services.

All venues on the Berkshire bank of the river closed at midnight while in the town centre the Catherine Wheel pub and Magoos bar in Hart Street were the only nightclubs that stayed open after midnight.

Assistant chief constable Nicola Ross, who was in charge of the police operation, said: “We were pleased with the policing operation’s results and would like to thank the public for their support and co-operation.

“The Henley Royal Regatta is a real effort and I’d like to thank all of our partners for working with us to ensure that this year’s regatta was a safe one.”

Ch Insp Graham Hadley added: “The traffic management plan also worked well, with no major disruptions experienced during the course of the event.”

In 2014 there 15 arrests during the regatta and in 2013 the total was 26.



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