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Appleby Fair Hill Committee 'surprised and disappointed' by attempted robbery

Caravans at Appleby Horse Fair's campsite at Fair Hill Photo: ITV Border

Appleby Fair Hill Committee has said it's 'surprised and disappointed' over the report of an attempted robbery yesterday.

Three people were assaulted in the incident at a caravan on the Gypsy and Traveller camp at Fair Hill.

We were surprised and disappointed to hear about the attempted robbery on Fair Hill, because it is so unusual.

"Nothing like this has ever ever happened before in the hundreds of years that Appleby Fair Hill has been running, and we take pride that Fair Hill has been known as one of the quietest and safest of all the campsites.

"We are asking for any information about those responsible, although we do know that they approached Fair Hill by coming over the fence from the adjoining campsite, and ran off in the same direction."

– Bill Welch, Hill, Gypsy spokesman

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