Cumbria

Street drink ban for Wigton carnival

A ban on street drinking will be in force during a Cumbria town carnival, police have warned.

The annual Wigton Parade, taking place on 26 June, is a popular family event.

Police said they wanted everyone to enjoy themselves but anyone planning to drink excessively and cause distress or trouble would be targeted.

No alcohol will be allowed in the vicinity of the procession of floats, which will also result in a number of road closures from 1300 BST.

Pc Chris Blain said: "It is a celebratory and family-orientated event, but on occasions we have had a small number of people who consume too much alcohol and go one step too far.

"For the safety of crowds that gather, we will be enforcing an on street drinking ban throughout the day, and no alcohol will be allowed on Barton Laws on West Road where the procession finishes."

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