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Police praise after weekend of major events
10:46am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
POLICE have praised the people of Darlington after a weekend of major events passed peacefully.
Thousands of people flocked to the town last weekend.
Crowds enjoyed a trouble-free afternoon of live music at the annual Darlington Rhythm n Blues Festival while a large number of sports fans enjoyed a boxing bout at the Northern Echo Arena on Sunday (September 15).
Police said both events passed without incident and praised the organisers and those attending.
Inspector Mohammed Perwaze said: "There were thousands of people at the two events over the weekend, both were very well turned out.
"Once the music finished at the Rhythm n Blues Festival, everyone just left and went away quietly.”
Insp Perwaze added that the boxing event, which was organised by Darlington Boxing and Martial Arts Academy, also passed without incident.
He added: “It was managed and supervised very well.
"They hired their own door staff and put a lot of time and effort into making sure it was supervised well.
"It was excellent to see both events going so well and good news for everyone."
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