Royal Ascot 2012 crime updateBy Becky Barnes
June 21, 2012
Three people have been arrested at Royal Ascot with others fined for minor crimes.
Yesterday, on the second day of the race meet at Ascot Racecourse, British Transport Police fined a 26-year-old for trespass on the railway and two men, aged 38 and 47 were reported for summons for ticket touting.
Thames Valley Police officers also fined a small number of people £80 for public order offences.
On the opening day of the event British Transport Police dealt with three people.
A 33-year-old man was fined for a public order offence.
Officers also cautioned a 17-year-old boy for cannabis possession and arrested and fined a 20-year-old man for being drunk and disorderly.
On Tuesday Thames Valley Police arrested two men on suspicion of committing public order offences in connection with the same incident and were later de-arrested and fined £80 each.
Supt Andy Standen, commander of the policing operation at Royal Ascot, said: "I am pleased that so far we have not had cause to arrest anybody for any serious offences and that people appear to be listening to our advice to drink sensibly and enjoy the event."