20 arrested at Appleby Horse Fair

Cumbria Police have made 20 Arrests so far at the Appleby Horse Fair 2014.

The offences include theft, possession of controlled drugs, Possession of Cannabis, Drunk and Disorderly Offences, Actual Bodily Harm, Public Order, Common assault, Money laundering, possession of an offensive weapon and Police obstruction. Those arrested are aged 16 to 60 years of age.

Police have issued 13 direction to leave orders which banned travellers from the site until the fair ended, they were given such orders for fighting and public order offences to further prevent crime and disruption to the local community.

Police have praised the vast majority who attended the event and enjoyed themselves in a family friendly atmosphere.