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Police make arrests after fights break out with ugly scenes in Doncaster after St Leger Festival


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Police arrested multiple people as racegoers descended on Doncaster for the annual St Leger meeting.

Throughout the four day festival held last week there were tears, tantrums and fights as thousands descended on the town centre after St Leger day.

The big races attracted some of the wildest celebrations on Friday and Saturday night.

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There was a heavy police presence both at the racecourse and the town centre as scuffles broke out as and a number of arrests were made.

In one incident several men were seen fighting in the street and a man on the ground could be seen being kicked by two others as a woman and friends tried to intervene.

South Yorkshire Police said that they arrested a total of two people in Doncaster throughout the festival.

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However, they say that the festival itself passed “without incident”.

Supt Cherie Buttle, event commander for this year’s festival said: “The St Leger festival is always a fantastic and much-anticipated event in Doncaster. Even more so than usual this year, after the disruption in 2020.

“I am pleased to say that it passed without incident. Officers were on the ground every day to ensure people were able to enjoy the festival safely, which they did..

“We hope everyone who attended had a great time, and look forward to welcoming people back next year!”

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