Hampshire Constabulary defend Titchfield Carnival fee

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Robbers target man on a bike at Canoe Lake

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CHARGING £1,265 to police a village carnival may seem a bit steep, but Hampshire Constabulary has defended its fee saying that they do not make a profit from it.

Titchfield Carnival organisers have said they are struggling to cope with rising costs, including the police.

The police said this fee is in line with national guidelines and the carnival received a 50 per cent deduction because it is a community event.

The carnival starts at midday on Sunday, October 28.