§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Sussex concerning the disruption caused in Brighton on Monday 5 May by an influx of mods and rockers; how many police were on duty; how many were injured; and how many arrests were made for disorderly conduct, assault and theft.
§ Mr. Brittan
The chief constable tells me that 350 police officers largely294W succeeded in frustrating the attempts of some 2,000 youths to cause disturbance Three police officers received minor injuries. A total of 81 people—of whom 16 were juveniles—were arrested for various offences, including 27 for disorderly conduct, seven for assault and 16 for theft.