27 arrests were made following an attack at Royal Ascot.

Over the five days of Royal Ascot, police were busy patroling the racecourse and areas outside nightclubs, bars and pubs to identify people causing trouble.

It comes as more than 250,000 racegoers visited Ascot racecourse as well as the notable attendance of many members of the Royal family.

Thames Valley Police worked closely with partners including Ascot Racecourse Limited and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Officers said they delivered a successful policing and security operation for the event that enabled racegoers to feel safe whilst enjoying their visit.

This year, Project Vigilant ran for the first time in Ascot town centre.

The initiative used a combination of uniformed and plain clothed officers to carry out patrols in areas outside night clubs, bars and pubs to identify people who may be displaying signs of predatory behaviour, such as sexual harassment, inappropriate touching and loitering.

During the week, two individuals were stopped and subsequently arrested.

Superintendent Rory Freeman, Tactical Commander for the policing operation, said: “We have had another successful week policing the iconic event that is Royal Ascot and are proud to have helped escort many members of the Royal family and distinguished guests safely to and from the races.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Ascot Racecourse Limited and our other partner agencies and police forces to make this event safe and enjoyable for everyone who attended.

“From our Special Escort Group riders to officers lining the route, our detectives investigating the crimes reported to us and the officers conducting daily detailed searches, all played their own part in this operation and the safety of those who visited during the week.

“Over the five days of the event, 27 arrests were made for offences including assault, public order and criminal damage.

 “These arrests represent an incredibly small minority of all those who attended Royal Ascot. My officers have commented on how positive the conversations 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.”