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Pictures: carnival parade showcases community in the sunshine

Northampton Carnival pulled together the many varied cultures and communities of the town with a parade featuring charities, community organisations and performers.

Participants spent months putting together their costumes and preparing their floats with special carnival workshop days to share skills and tips.

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Among the floats were Royal & Derngate highlighting Kinky Boots, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Northampton Mayor Tony Ansell.

The parade started from The Racecourse at 2pm and followed a figure of eight through the town back to The Racecourse at the end.

If you want to be involved in the future go to www.northamptoncarnival.co.uk

Pictures by Dave Ikin


Extra police and the police helicopter were scrambled as the event ended when groups of youths became involved in a confrontation. Police assumed Section 60 powers to stop and search in area until 10am Sunday. They arrested one person for carrying an offensive weapon.

 

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