This is how many crimes were reported at Victorious Festival this year

Victorious Festival has been praised as a ‘success’ by the officer in charge of policing the event.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 2:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 11:44 am

Hampshire Constabulary have said that the number of crimes reported at the festival this year fell compared to 2018.

The force revealed that 10 crimes were reported at Victorious over the weekend with six thefts called in, three assaults and one report for other crime.

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Superintendent Sarah Jackson, who oversaw the policing operation at the festival, said: ‘The policing operation at Victorious Festival 2019 was a success.

‘We have a positive working relationship with the organisers of this popular, family orientated event in Portsmouth.

‘The event ran really smoothly this year and we saw a reduction in overall crime in comparison to last year’s event.

‘This is testament to the organiser’s safety and harm reduction plans, and the proactive partnership and planning that goes into ensure the safety of the public at such events.’

You can see all our best pictures from across the weekend in our gallery by clicking this link here.