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Police chief praises crowds at Great Yarmouth Air Show after just three arrests made

PUBLISHED: 18:19 17 June 2018 | UPDATED: 20:35 17 June 2018

The Haven Gt Yarmouth 2018 Air Show.
The Red Arrows.
Picture: Nick Butcher

The Haven Gt Yarmouth 2018 Air Show. The Red Arrows. Picture: Nick Butcher

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The policing commander in Great Yarmouth has praised visitors attending this weekend’s airshow after the event passed peacefully.

Thousands of people attended the two-day event, which included displays from the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Additional officers were on duty as part of a “precautionary and practical” policing plan, including armed officers.

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said: “I’m pleased to report the event passed without incident, with families, residents and visitors enjoying the air show.

“The public appear to have taken heed of organiser’s calls to leave cars at home, with many people using public transport, cycling or walking which means the roads have seen little delays.”

Three arrests were made during the weekend, one for drunk and disorderly behaviour and two for breaching a criminal behaviour order.

It is thought that 180,000 people attended the air show over the weekend.

MORE: Highlights from day one of the Great Yarmouth Air Show


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