17 arrests at Royal Ascot Day FourBy Hugh Fort
June 23, 2012
Police had a busy evening at Royal Ascot yesterday, making 12 arrests.
There were 22 reported crimes which led to 12 arrests, which include: A man arrested for theft, two men arrested for passing counterfeit currency, three arrests for assault, four public order offences and two men arrested for drug possession,
British Transport Police also made five arrests, two for being drunk and disorderly, two for public order offence and one for trespassing.
Superintendent Andy Standen, who is commanding the policing operation, said: “Although yesterday was busier than the previous days we are very pleased with how Royal Ascot has gone so far and crime is still lower than last year.
“Today (Saturday) the crowds are expected to reach 77.000 people and we will continue to do all that we can to ensure that the day is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
“Following the arrests that were made yesterday which were linked to the night time economy, we will continue to work with local licensees to prevent any incidents.
“I would like to remind those attending the event today that they are expected to drink responsibly and that they should not buy tickets from touts.
"We have been working hard to prevent touts operating in the area and if you do buy a ticket from one you could spend a lot of money and not be allowed entry to the racecourse.”