Assistant Chief Constable Jo Edwards, of Lancashire Police said today: 'The incidents at Thwaites over the Bank Holiday weekend understandably caused a huge amount of upset and anger in the local community and we recognise that.
'We have had a dedicated team of officers working hard behind the scenes to identify those responsible for causing these unacceptable criminal acts...Maybe they wouldn't have needed to, if they'd turned up and arrested the travellers there and them?
...and this morning's activity is just the latest stage in our ongoing investigation.
'We continue to work closely with Thwaites Brewery and we have updated them with this morning's activity.'
'I would like to remind people that we generally have good relationships with the travelling community and the level of destruction and damage caused to the Thwaites site is not reflective of the behaviour of the majority of travellers.'I'm assuming you didn't manage to say that with a straight face? Frankly, I don't see how anyone could...