Arrests made after Corona Sunsets event

PUBLISHED: 09:46 16 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:50 16 July 2015


THREE arrests were made in Weston-super-Mare at the weekend but police are pleased the Corona Sunsets event passed with ‘minimum disruption’.

Extra officers and voluntary special constables were on duty as thousands flocked to Weston beach to enjoy the world-touring music festival.

A 21-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was charged with possession of an offensive weapon – a knuckle duster – in Alexandra Parade.

A 27-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was charged with assaulting a police constable, resisting an officer in the execution of their duty and assault.

A 41-year-old man, from Weston, has been bailed pending further enquiries following an assault on a takeaway restaurant worker in Richmond Street.

Four more people were also asked to leave the town centre by police.

Despite the incidents on the weekend neighbourhood inspector, Sharon Bennett, noted there were few calls to police.

She said: “Although several thousand people came to Weston for the event, we had very few calls to problems within the event itself. While there were lots of people in the town centre afterwards the number of arrests was comparable with any Friday or Saturday night.”

* For a gallery of pictures from Corona Sunsets click here and head to the Mercury Facebook page to watch a video of the event.

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