Police called to East Yorkshire music festival after boy 'assaulted'

Humberside Police has released a statement about the incident
Humberside Police has released a statement about the incident -Credit:Humberside Police

A dispersal order was made at a popular East Yorkshire festival following reports of disorderly behaviour, Humberside Police has said.

North Ferriby Festival is a family-friendly event and the 2024 headliners included the tribute acts ABBA Arrival and Head Full of Coldplay. While most people had a good time at the event on Saturday, May 18, others reported they'd seen some of the younger festival-goers fighting.

A boy was hurt in a reported assault but his injuries were not believed to be serious. Another boy was arrested and has since been released under investigation, police said.


The organisers of the festival highlighted it was the first time such an incident had happened and security staff promptly intervened. Festival Director D Stead said the "vast majority of this family festival had a great day and enjoyed themselves".

They continued: "We had one incident where a boy was hit on the back of his neck with an object and the culprit was quickly dealt with by our security and handed to the police.

"This is the third year the festival has been put on which is used as a fundraiser for North Ferriby FC and this is the first time any such incident has occurred."

In a statement, Humberside Police said: "We were called at around 7.30pm on Saturday 18 May, with reports of disorder at an event at North Ferriby Football Club. Officers attended and a dispersal notice was put in place, resulting in a number of people leaving the site.

"There were reports that a teenage boy was assaulted whilst at the event, suffering injuries to his head and face that are not thought to be serious. One teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of assault, he has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

"Investigations are underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the disorder and we would encourage anyone with information, who has not already spoken to us, to please call our non-emergency 101 line quoting log 485 of 18 May."

A dispersal order enables police officers and PCSOs to direct people who have engaged in or are likely to engage in anti-social behaviour to leave a specified area and not to return within 48 hours.