Sevens a success

pete rogers
pete rogers

A POLICE operation to prevent any drink-fuelled trouble after this year’s Rugby Sevens tournament has been hailed a success.

The annual event attracted nearly 3,000 spectators to the town on Good Friday and a team of 18 police officers had only two incidents to deal with after the event, when visitors crammed into the town’s pubs and bars.

Two £80 penalty notices for disorder and four notices requiring people not to return to the town were issued during the evening.

Sergeant Pete Rogers, of the Pocklington and Wolds Weighton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It was very much a success.

“We ran the operation the same as we did in previous years. The focus was on high visibility police and deterring possible offences being committed.

“In terms of previous years it was less eventful. People were largely well behaved. The numbers in town were less than in previous years.”

The tournament, held at Pocklington RUFC’s ground, on Percy Road, was won by last year’s champions Sedbergh Rogue Traders.