Police pleased with operations during jubilee weekend

Chris Hillery, Northamptonshire Police's new District Commander for Kettering and Corby.

Chris Hillery, Northamptonshire Police's new District Commander for Kettering and Corby.

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Northamptonshire Police have said there were no major issues across the county during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, although there were some arrests following violent incidents.

Police Community Support Officers and members of the Special Constabulary took part in local street parties and community events to celebrate the jubilee with residents in the areas in which they patrol.

Kettering and Corby Chief Inspector Chris Hillery said: “There were a number of events taking place across Kettering and Corby, and officers from Safer Community Teams provided a presence at those of a larger scale, namely Coronation Park where absolutely no issues were reported. We were pleased to see that nobody seemed to spoil the enjoyment of the occasion for others at any of the jubilee events.

“People also enjoyed a night out in the county’s town centres. We deployed additional resources as we were expecting a busier night time economy.”

There were five incidents involving violence reported in Kettering town centre during the jubilee period – between Saturday, June 2, and Tuesday, June 5.

There were 24 incidents involving violence reported in Northampton town centre during the jubilee period.

Across the county, 26 people were arrested for violence offences during the period. Fifty-one per cent of violent incidents reported between the Saturday and Tuesday were said to be alcohol related.