Hampshire & Isle of Wight

New Forest Spring Fair cancelled due to rain fear

A craft and horse show in the New Forest has been called it off because of wet ground and the threat of rain.

The New Forest Spring Fair near Brockenhurst was due to be held on Sunday with 4,500 visitors expected.

Organisers cancelled the event after concerns vehicles would sink in the mud.

A New Forest Agricultural Show Society spokesman said: "It's a grass site, so in light of the forecast for heavy rainfall, we felt it just wasn't safe."

It is not yet known if the one-day event will be rescheduled.

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