THE police were out in full force as thousands of racegoers attended this year's prestigious event,

Royal Ascot.

Over 292,000 guests attended one of the biggest horse racing events in the calendar and Thames Valley Police have made quite a few arrests.

During Royal Ascot, from June 18 to 22, 26 people were arrested for assaults, public order and driving offences.

The Police have assured that despite the arrests, the figures reflect only a small number of people out of the thousands who attended proving it to be an 'enjoyable' event.

Chief Superintendent Gavin Wong, tactical commander for the policing operation, said: "We have had another successful week policing the iconic event that is Royal Ascot.

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"These arrests represent an incredibly small minority of all those who attended Royal Ascot. My officers have commented on how positive the conservation's were with members of the public who joined in the celebrations in Ascot, in Windsor Great Park as well as within the racecourse itself. Thank you to everyone who made it an enjoyable week for us too."