Essex Police have said they are "disappointed" with criticism after they allowed an illegal horse trotting event to take place at the weekend....though let's face it, none of us are remotely surprised.
The force had initially planned to use powers granted under a dispersal order to prevent the event taking place at The Manorway, in Corringham.
But, due to the large amount of people who attended, police decided it would be a risk to public safety to enforce the order.Pathetic. And sending a damned dangerous message.
"An enforced banning of the event would have resulted in its being held elsewhere which would have increased the risk to public safety."Doesn't seem that that's much of a concern when you happily apply bans to other events though....