Six people arrested after violence at Beaconsfield fair
By JulieGK | Thursday, May 12, 2011, 21:01
Six people have been arrested after violence erupted at Beaconsfield fair on Tuesday night.
Arrests made after violence at Beaconsfield Fair
Police want to reassure residents as they carry out investigations following the disorder at Beaconsfield Charter Fair.
Area Commander, Ch Insp Kate Ford, said: The fair is an annual event that is usually much looked forward to by the community and each year we have members of the neighbourhood policing team in attendance to speak to and engage with local residents.
“This year, just before 7pm, the officers who were there called for additional resources to help them to deal with some disorder that was beginning to happen.
“It seems that there were some groups of individuals at the fair intent on causing problems and three officers sustained minor injuries during this.
“Fortunately no member of the public was seriously injured.
“We did receive a report that a witness had seen someone with a handgun and deployed our armed response police officers to assess the situation.
“I would like to reassure the public that those suspected of being in possession of firearms were amongst the six people arrested, that no shots were fired and no firearms were recovered.
“This seems to have been a spontaneous incident of disorder that couldn’t have been foreseen and officers already present and those that subsequently attended responded to restore order and prevent injury.”
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of causing violent disorder, one has been placed before the court for breach of bail, one has received a Penalty Notice for Disorder and four are currently in police custody.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Det Sgt Pete Collett at Burnham police station via 0845 8 505 505, or if you don’t want to talk to the police or give your name, call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.