Legal bid to stop Dairycotes Derby in Hull

People attempting to ride horses along a street in Hull during the annual fair week have been warned they face court after a judge granted an injunction.

The Dairycotes Derby, run during Hull Fair Week this month, usually sees horses ridden along Hessle Road.

But now the city council and Humberside Police have obtained a court order stopping the event.

Councillors and police said the event caused disruption to businesses and was a safety concern.

City officials are to return to court on 8 October for a further hearing related to the injunction.

Hull City Council said although the event had taken place during the fair week, it was not connected to the fair.

In a statement the city council said: "As public safety is paramount to the council, along with avoiding disruption throughout the city, an injunction was applied for which forbids the Diarycoates Derby from obstructing any highway or interfering with the lawful use of it by the public.

"The injunction was granted and a further hearing will take place on Tuesday, 8 October, 10:00 BST at Hull County Court.

"People who are affected by this order can attend court and make their concerns heard."

Chief Inspector Rich Kirven, said: "Humberside Police felt it necessary to support Hull City Council in seeking an injunction to prevent the event that is commonly known as the Dairycoates derby occurring within the city this year.

"The council and police have acted after last year's event following concerns about the safety of those who took part and the disruption caused to local communities and businesses."

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