Smooth operation for the Queen

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POLICE have praised the attitudes of the public who turned out in force for the Queen’s visit to Alnwick last week.

With an estimated 6,000 people lining Bondgate Within, a huge number of officers were on the street to make sure the event ran smoothly. And despite the potential for problems, everything went as planned.

Northumbria Police’s Northumberland Area Command Chief Superintendent, Mark Dennett, said: “There was a huge turnout of people in support of the Queen and it was an excellent day for the town.

“Despite the large numbers, the public behaved impeccably and on the whole policed themselves. Our role was to ensure the safety and general order of all and this was achieved.”