Henley Royal Regatta sees 'large number' of arrests

The 1924 Straight Course at Henley Royal Regatta at Henley-on-Thames
Image caption The regatta takes place over five days on the River Thames

Forty-five people were arrested during the five-day Henley Royal Regatta, police have said.

Ch Insp Christian Bunt, of Thames Valley Police, said the "large number" of arrests - up from 30 last year - was a result of "positive policing".

The regatta is held at Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and across the River Thames on the Berkshire bank.

Ch Insp Blunt said there had been a reduction in more serious assaults at the regatta.

Thirty of the arrests took place on Saturday night.

The majority of arrests during the week were for public order offences.

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