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'Stop it!' says Jess as gig trouble is averted

Singing on! Jess Glynne at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday evening

IT was nearly ‘Kill the Lights’ when Jess Glynne called a temporary halt to her post-racing Party in the Paddock gig at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday evening.

The 27-year-old was into her second song when she stopped as a fracas broke out at the front of the crowd.

Security acted quickly to remove several people from the crowd, after which the ‘Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself’ star resumed her performance and completed near 90-minute performance to an ecstatic reception.

Most of the thousands had ignored the weather, many seeing Yorkshire trainer Richard Fahey record his third Weatherbys Super Sprint success in five years when Bengali Boys romped home in the £250,000 feature race.

There was also success for Lambourn trainer Charlie Hills when Frankie Dettori guided his 3/1 favourite Magical Memory to victory in the £60,000 G3 bet365 Hackwood Stakes, beating Andrew Balding's Perfect Angel to the post.

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  • ala89

    26/07/2017 - 16:04

    I was standing next to the "Lads" that were fighting on Saturday. The security guards DID NOT act quickly. They were useless. 15 minutes prior to the fights kicking off, i called over to security and told them that there were a bunch of guys that were starting to stir up trouble ( spitting, pushing and getting very mouthy) and that they should consider removing them from the crowd, before it turns nasty. The security team just laughed and walked on. 10 minutes later i approached them again ( the lads behavior was getting worse) AGAIN, the security team laughed and walked on. After the first fight broke out only a handful of the group were removed, i pointed out the rest of the group that were in the fight to security- and AGAIN i was ignored. A second fight kicked off with the remainder of the group i had previously pointed to .Again i told security that there were still a couple of the group left in the crowd. What a surprise they ignored me again .Guess what followed......

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  • ala89

    26/07/2017 - 16:04

    I was standing next to the "Lads" that were fighting on Saturday. The security guards DID NOT act quickly. They were useless. 15 minutes prior to the fights kicking off, i called over to security and told them that there were a bunch of guys that were starting to stir up trouble ( spitting, pushing and getting very mouthy) and that they should consider removing them from the crowd, before it turns nasty. The security team just laughed and walked on. 10 minutes later i approached them again ( the lads behavior was getting worse) AGAIN, the security team laughed and walked on. After the first fight broke out only a handful of the group were removed, i pointed out the rest of the group that were in the fight to security- and AGAIN i was ignored. A second fight kicked off with the remainder of the group i had previously pointed to .Again i told security that there were still a couple of the group left in the crowd. What a surprise they ignored me again .Guess what followed......

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  • ala89

    26/07/2017 - 16:04

    I was next to the group of "Lads" that were fighting. The security team were useless in my opinion. About 15 minutes before the fight broke out, me and a friend raised concerns with security about their behavior ( spitting, pushing, getting mouthy ect..) and advised them to remove from the crowd before they turned violent. The security team laughed at me and walked away. I then raised it with security a second time - again they smiled and left. After the first fight stopped, i again raised with security that they had not removed "all" the people involved - i was ignored AGAIN. A third fight then followed .... guess what - i was ignored again.

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  • Katieh77

    26/07/2017 - 14:02

    @ChrisW I was there and the fight broke out right next to us. Unfortunately, when people have been drinking all day and you put them in an enclosed space, it inevitably ends in an argument. No one begrudges people having a good time but there is really no need to let the punches start flying. What is particularly concerning is that there were quite a few young children in the crown as well so it was a concern for everyone's welfare. Fair play to the security though, they did isolate the incident and ejected the thus from the racecourse and the rest of us got on an enjoyed the concert!

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