Rupert Matthews – 2021 Statement on Disorder in Oakham

The statement issued by Rupert Matthews, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, on 20 June 2021.

I have received several complaints about the event at Rutland showground, and I am distressed to hear how little regard has been given to the residents of Oakham. There’s been intimidation and dangerous driving, not to mention breaking the covid rules.

I have contacted the Chief Constable demanding an update now and a meeting tomorrow. Of course, I fully support the work that Rutland Police do in the action they are taking and urge residents with concerns to please dial 101.