Police have confirmed that they made an arrest at the Romsey Beggars Fair on July 9.

The fair was back for the first time since 2019 with a celebration of music, dance and street entertainment.

However, police in Test Valley reported that they made one arrest and that they issued two dispersal orders.

A spokesman from Romsey Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “One arrest was made due to a public order offence later in the evening. Further enquiries are ongoing.

“Two section 35 dispersal orders were issued which meant these two people acting in an anti-social manner were told to leave the town centre.

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“Beggars Fair 2022 was a fantastic event which saw "community spirit" come alive in the town once again after having to be put on hold for two years.

“From a policing perspective it was a joy to work the event with so many people clearly enjoying the sunshine, the music and of course a drink or two.

“Very few problems emerged from the event with the majority of people clearly in attendance to enjoy the festival and the feel good atmosphere.

“We'd like to think the community of Romsey should be proud of how the event unfolded and how well it was received after it being absent for two years.”

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