Only three arrests are made during Great Yarmouth Air Show

The Haven Gt Yarmouth 2018 Air Show.Tigers Army Parachute display team.Picture: Nick Butcher

The Haven Gt Yarmouth 2018 Air Show.Tigers Army Parachute display team.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth’s policing commander has said only three arrests were made throughout the weekend’s air show and has said it passed peacefully.

It is estimated 180,000 people attended the two-day event which included displays from the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Additional officers were on duty as part of what Norfolk police called a precautionary and practical policing plan, including armed officers across the weekend.

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire, head of Yarmouth police, said: “I’m pleased to report the event passed without incident, with families, residents and visitors enjoying the air show.

“The public appear to have taken heed of organiser’s calls to leave cars at home, with many people using public transport, cycling or walking which means the roads have seen little delays.”

He said three arrests were made during the weekend; one for drunk and disorderly and two breaching a criminal behaviour order.