Warning for Rothwell Fair troublemakers

The reading of the proclamation at last year's event
The reading of the proclamation at last year's event

Police have said they will root out any troublemakers at Rothwell Fair and the Spring Bank Holiday celebrations in the town.

The fair is setting up on Thursday, May 23, and then the town’s charter celebration event – which traditionally attracts a large crowd on to the streets – is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27.

Road closures will be in place over the weekend and officers from Kettering Rural’s Safer Community Team will be mixing with revellers at the celebrations to deal with any incidents of criminal damage, theft and anti-social behaviour which occur.

Insp Matt Wright said: “The fair is an annual event which attracts big crowds and most people who attend are very well behaved.

“Unfortunately, a very small minority have in the past behaved badly and my officers are under clear instructions to root out any troublemakers.

“We want to ensure that everyone at the fair celebrations has an enjoyable time and we don’t want the actions of the few to spoil other people’s enjoyment.

“Anti-social behaviour is something that seriously affects the quality of life within any community.

“The perception of drunkenness and rowdiness within the area remains high and we are working closely with other organisations in our determination to tackle this.”