No trouble at fair

POLICE have thanked the public after Belper Fair passed without any anti-social behaviour problems.

Over the past few years, the police said they have dealt with incidents such as under-age drinking, drug-taking and anti-social behaviour at the event.

Sgt Richard Booth, who is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in Belper, said: “Extra police resources were allocated to the events as historically there has been a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour.

“Members of the Safer Neighbourhood teams that were on patrol on both of the weekends commented on how the public enjoyed themselves and no reports of disturbances, drugs or anti-social behaviour were received.

“We look forward to the fair returning next year and hopefully reporting on the same success.”