20 arrested at Appleby horse fair

Cumbria and Durham police say they have successfully disrupted a threat of serious violence at the Appleby horse fair.

They say that following a successful operation twenty people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm as they travelled into the area.

The police are appealing to people not to bring their disputes to the event, which attracts thousands of people.

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Appleby horse fair 2013

The 2013 Appleby horse fair is officially underway with gypsies and travellers arriving from all over Europe