Bulldog Bash organisers welcome ‘sensible’ policing

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The organisers of the 2010 Bulldog Bash have welcomed moves by police to end the stop and search operations that were present at the last two events.

For the 2008 and 2009 events there was a network of road closures, causing chaos for locals as well as showgoers, and visitors to the event were shepherded into a lay-by near the site to be searched.

However for the 2010 show this approach will be dropped. 

A spokesman for the event said, “We welcome a return to sensible policing. The huge operations over the last two years have cost Warwickshire taxpayers a million pounds, resulted in just a handful of arrests and have caused chaos for showgoers and villagers. They also discouraged bash visitors from going out into the local area and boosting the economy. 

“Local people considered, and we agreed, that these operations were unnecessary. We welcome a return to the type of policing that worked well for the first twenty years of the show.

“We look forward to working closely with the local police as we have done every year to ensure another safe and successful bash.”

The 2010 Bulldog Bash takes place on 12 to 15 August at Shakespeare County Raceway, Warwickshire.

Go to http://www.bulldogbash.eu/ for more information.

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James Sharpe

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