National news coverage - policing of Hull Fair

Hull: Support of our officers and thanks for the public support

17 Oct 2017

Deputy Chief Constable Andy McDyer said: “On the final day of the 2017 Hull Fair our officers, who were policing the event, took a five minute break to have some fun and engage with the fairground organisers by taking to the dodgems.

“Our officers, PCSOs and volunteer Special Constables worked long, hard hours during the event, some working nine consecutive 10-hour shifts and they were able to enjoy a ride before the fair leaves Hull for another year.

“Throughout the week-long event, where Hull hosts one of largest travelling fairs in Europe, we have received overwhelming positive feedback from both visitors to the fair and those following us on social media.

“This year more than any other as the city plays host to the 2017 City of Culture we have worked hard to be the human face of policing so it’s very sad to see a negative slant on this from The Sun.

“We helped create a family friendly and safe environment for all those attending and this is borne out by the fact that of the half a million people that attended this year’s event there were only four arrests.

“I am incredibly proud of our teams that worked hard to engage with members of the public and ensure that the fair was safe for the people that attended.

“I would just like to say a huge thank you to the public for the support that they have shown our community policing teams.”