Appleby Fair has ended. Despite more visitors than was originally predicted, police have said the fair went well.
Police have thanked people living in Appleby for their tolerance during the fair.
“The number of Travellers passing through the district has been up on recent years, with a maximum of 131 caravans in South Lakeland at any one time this year.
Despite the highest number of Travellers for a number of years, it has gone very well. Aside from one or two minor issues there have been very few problems."
“The excellent work by all the agencies as made this fair a success for many. I have never received so many good comments and praise of the whole organisation of the fair. Their work helps with the friendly atmosphere and results in people having an enjoyable time.”
Clean up of the Appleby Horse Fair has begun.
More than 50,000 visitors have passed through the town to see and take part in the annual event. The fair has taken place in Appleby for more than 400 years.
Police are warning drivers to expect delays on the A66, as thousands of travellers and gypsies are beginning to leave Appleby at the end of the horse fair.
Horse drawn carriages and caravans will be on the roads.
It's estimated that 40,000 people attended the fair over the weekend.
Four collie dogs have had to be rescued from a car at the Appleby Horse Fair.
The dogs were found in the back of a pick up truck, where the temperature measured 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
The RSPCA and Cumbria Police attended the scene on Garths Head Road in Appleby where they took the back off the car so the collies could be released.
The four dogs were taken to a nearby police station to be given water.
The Appleby Horse Fair began on the 6th June, with more people than usual visiting the town. Overall, 30,000 people are expected to attend the fair.
Queues to get to Fair Hill began from 5.30am on Thursday morning. Although there were five arrests today, Cumbria Police have said this is a very small amount for such a large turn out.
Matt Taylor was in Appleby:
Five arrests were made in the first 24 hours of Appleby Fair. One was for assault, two for having controlled drugs and two for being drunk and disorderly.
However, police have acknowledged that this is a small number of arrests among the group of 30,000 believed to be at the fair and that the 'vast majority of people are enjoying the event and are in good spirits'.
Cumbria Police are warning against bare knuckle fighting ay Appleby Fair.
Tributes have been paid to a soldier who died during a training exercise at an army base in Cumbria.
Sergeant Mark Foley, 31, died at Warcop Training Area near Appleby on Wednesday. It's understood that a vehicle rolled over during training.
Sgt Foley is survived by his wife Kelly and two daughters, Emily and Hannah. His wife described him as her "soul mate and best friend" and said they will "miss him so much".
Billy Welch, a Gypsy and Traveller representative has described Appleby as being "sacred to our people, this is like our Mecca".
He also added that "we only ever feel like we belong in Appleby".
Cumbria Police are warning visitors about fast moving horses at Appleby Fair.
It has been reported that this year's fair is seeing more visitors than originally expected.