Arrests made in Oakham following trouble caused from Christian festival at Rutland Showground
A number of arrests have been made following a spate of crime across Rutland this weekend.
The Rutland Agricultural Society, which owns the Rutland Showground, accepted a booking for its site on the edge of Oakham from St Hilda’s Church, Darlington to run a Christian festival from yesterday (June 19) to Thursday (June 24).
The outdoor event is self-contained, using no on-site facilities other than a set of fields of about 45 acres, and hosted about 1,500 adults and children in their own motor homes and caravans.
However, people across the county have reported that they feel unsafe following issues surrounding dangerous driving, intimidation of members of staff at businesses, looting and death threats.
Rutland police officers, supported by officers from Melton as well as special constables, the Road Policing Unit and Tactical Support Team, have now made a number of arrests.
Supt Adam Slonecki, from Specialist Support at Leicestershire Police, said: "Due to a number of incidents that have occurred in the Oakham area we have made a number of arrests and will continue to progress enquires.
"We would like to thank the local community for their continued support.”