High heels and low crime at Ladies Day

9:39am Thursday 13th March 2014

By SNJ Reporter

THERE were high heels and thankfully low reported crime for Ladies Day yesterday, Wednesday -  the second day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken disorderly in the Best Mate enclosure of the course and was interviewed by officers. A second man was arrested after buying a ticket to the event with a stolen credit card.

One trader has reported that a fur collar worth several hundred pounds was stolen from their stall. Police are investigating.

There was an incident of minor disorder in the Guinness tent, one instance of suspected counterfeit money and one of pick-pocketing.

Overnight a toilet block in the car park was broken into and vandalised.

Superintendent Jim McCarthy said: "Given the size of the crowd in attendance at today's meeting, we have had only a small number of incidents reported and there has been a good positive atmosphere.

"Through effective cooperation between the various agencies, those relatively few and predominantly minor incidents were dealt with efficiently and with minimal impact upon those attending"


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