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Officers from other forces supporting policing at Kirby Misperton

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Other police forces have provided about 25 officers to support policing at Kirby Misperton through mutual aid arrangements, yesterday and today, due to the large number protestors coming to the village from outside the area.

This allows us to maintain our policing services across North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Superintendent Alisdair Dey, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “At times there will be an increase in the number of police officers in Kirby Misperton. They are there to uphold people’s rights under the law and keep people safe, in very challenging circumstances.

“I know that protest activity has had an effect on the local community, particularly over the last few weeks, but I want to reassure people that we’re doing everything can to make sure they can go about their daily lives safely and without disruption.

“The policing of this operation is covered by North Yorkshire Police budgets, which include a contingency for policing operations such as this, and the cost is kept continuously under review.”

Last modified: October 27, 2017