Horse insurance: Fair violence warning issued by police

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Horse insurance: Fair violence warning issued by police

Horse insurance policyholders have been told that police have said they will not tolerate violence at this year's Appleby Horse Fair.

BBC News reported that the event, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, expects to welcome around 50,000 people when it takes place in June.

A number of travellers that attended last year's fair complained that police had been heavy-handed in their marshalling of the show, but arrests were reported to be down 50 per cent.

Police are warning that the selling of prohibited items at stalls in the fair will result in traders being ejected and banned, as well as a zero-tolerance policy on violence.

Assistant chief constable Jerry Graham said: "As part of the multi-agency approach to the fair, we aim to help facilitate a safe environment for visitors and local people to enjoy and, my message to the minority who may be intent on causing violence is that you are simply not welcome."

Appleby Horse Fair will take place from June 2nd to 8th in Appleby, Cumbria.

March 30th 2011

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