Police arrest two Guinness Village bar staff employees on suspicion of fraud at Cheltenham


At the Cheltenham Festival, the police detain two Guinness Village bar staff members on suspicion of fraud.

On the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, three people were arrested, including two bartenders at the racetrack who were arrested on suspicion of fraud.

Two men in their 20s, according to the local police, have since been granted bail by the police. It is understood that they had robbed money while employed at the Guinness Village. The Racing Post contacted the Jockey Club, which operates Cheltenham as a cashless venue and declined to comment due to ongoing police inquiries.

In the mean time, a 31-year-elderly person from Birmingham was captured for attacking an individual from staff and hurting a cop. He has been delivered yet stays being scrutinised.

A statement from Gloucestershire Police read: “Police responded to a report of an assault near to the Centaur building at Cheltenham Racecourse on Tuesday afternoon. It was reported that a man had assaulted a member of staff and a police officer. A 31-year-old man from Birmingham was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and assault causing actual bodily harm. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

“Two men aged in their 20s who were working in a bar were arrested on suspicion of fraud offences. They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

A flare that had been set off in the final moments of Constitution Hill’s victory in the Champion Hurdle was also dealt with by police. Pyrotechnics are prohibited from all British racecourses, but they are more common at football games. According to a statement released by the FA in May, there has been an increase in the use of smoke devices, flares, and pyrotechnics brought into stadiums.

After the incident on Tuesday, no one was hurt or arrested. White was the colour of the flare, which Nico de Boinville, the jockey for Constitution Hill, wore.

The incidents occurred on the same day that the Jockey Club launched a campaign to prevent racegoers from engaging in antisocial behaviour on the main exit routes from the racetrack after the race. When the Racing Post inquired, the police did not report any incidents, but local residents posted images on social media of racegoers peeing. After numerous complaints of racegoers urinating in front gardens and Pittville Park last year, the Love Our Turf campaign was established.



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