Bulldog Bash organisers seek to reassure

Bash organisers up in arms over Stop and Search tactics

BULLDOG Bash Organisers are keen to reassure the public after Warwickshire Police announced a planned Stop and Search operation at this year's event.  

Organisers have protested that they were not consulted about the Police's planned actions, believing the tactics unnecessary, discriminatory and a direct attack on their lifestyle and right to free assembly.

Last week Visordown revealed how Warwickshire Police are to implement the Stop and Search Operation at the event.

From Bulldog Bash organisers:

'We wish to offer advice to people coming to this year’s show, and to reassure you that the show itself will run as normal; we do not foresee any problems at the event – again, as normal.

Please do not let this operation stop you going out and visiting Stratford, the local area and its attractions. Local businesses and residents welcome you and have shown the Bulldog Bash a lot of support.

If you are stopped by the police on your way to or from the show please do not get abusive or obstructive - The Officers are just doing a job and following orders. Obstructive and abusive behavior will only play in to the hands of ACC Bill Holland and be used to justify his actions.

If you do feel your rights have been violated by any action the police have taken or feel you have been intimidated, please call at the Bulldog Bash information hut on-site, where advice will be given.

We again thank the biking community and the people in and around Stratford for their continued support. Yet again, we call on the police to work with us and other agencies - as they have in the past - to make sure Bulldog 23 is safe and successful.'

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