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Old 12-09-2008, 05:01 PM
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Arrow Steve and Dai take the show organisers on

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The organiser of two motorbike shows is suing two venues after his events were cancelled amid fears of violence.

Steve Bennett claims to be £100,000 in debt and is taking legal action against the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) and Anglesey Show Society.

The Welsh National Motorcycle Show was planned for Powys in May and the Anglesey event was halted in August.

Anglesey Show Society said it would not comment at the moment, and the RWAS has been asked for a response.

The national bike show at the Royal Welsh showground in Llanelwedd had been running since 2000, while the Isle of Anglesey Motorcycle Show started in 1999.

Both events were cancelled on police advice after Dyfed-Powys Police and North Wales Police warned of possible violence between rival biker gangs.


I am attempting to sue both venues for breach of contract
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Mr Bennett, from Nantymoel, near Bridgend, refuted police claims, and said their advice had landed his company, Welsh Motorcycle Shows Limited, in debt.

He is hoping to claim damages for loss of earnings and for direct losses as a result of both events being cancelled.

"I haven't informed either venue yet because I am still building a case, but I am attempting to sue both venues for breach of contract," Mr Bennett said.

"My legal representatives said I have a case, but there is still a lot of formal paperwork to be carried out.

"I can't afford not to try and do this."

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And funny enough I have just had the 'reply' from NWP about it

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In response to your recent request for information regarding;

The information you used to convince the Anglesey showground to cancel the Bike show on Bank Holiday August.

North Wales Police have worked closely with the event organiser and the showground committee over the last few months in preparing for this event.

Fear of disorder and violence have caused the cancellation of several similar shows nationwide and we have been actively monitoring the intelligence picture, both locally and nationally in respect of the risk to public safety at this event.

Up until very recently we were satisfied that, through working closely with the organiser and Showground Committee, appropriate control measures could be put in place to mitigate the threat – this position changed.

Further information was received, and our assessment following consultation with key people, was that the risk of disorder had increased, and consequently we were no longer confident that the safety of the public could be maintained.

Accordingly, the recommendation to cancel was forwarded to the showground committee.

This decision was not taken lightly, and we realise that this will have been a disappointment to the people intending to attend– the vast majority of whom are law abiding people who wanted to enjoy a peaceful event.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused to them but, our paramount intention is to prevent crime and disorder and to maintain public safety.

Harm has been identified regarding the release further information. For the reasons outlined in the attached public interest test, North Wales Police will not release the information requested.


THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000, AND IS CORRECT AS AT

28/08/08

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Old 12-09-2008, 05:02 PM
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Good luck to thme,if they win it will make others think twice
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:05 PM
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I really hope they win, and that the venues then counter sue the police.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:07 PM
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Bloody good luck to 'em
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:15 PM
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Best of Luck to Steve and Dai.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:30 PM
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Just like to add my best wishes to Steve and Dai. Let's hope they win.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:57 PM
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Absolutely the very best of luck to them but i can't help thinking the 'power's that be' will win out. I really hope i'm wrong on this but the cynic in me suspect's i won't be.......sadly.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:23 PM
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good on em and i hope they win and prove that we aint the animals we are made out to be....good luck to steve and dai
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:19 PM
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:49 PM
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this would be a nice one to win. I wish all concerned the very best.........
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Old 13-09-2008, 04:18 AM
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I wonder what would happen if all the people who paid for tickets and couldn't use them also sued the showground. You can do it on line.

https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
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Old 13-09-2008, 09:12 AM
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I therefore hope people will support any WMS fundraisers that will help provide Steve with the funds to pay for this fight.
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Is there a fighting fund set up yet?
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Old 13-09-2008, 11:43 AM
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Is there a fighting fund set up yet?
Yes, it's here...

http://www.raguk.co.uk/wms.html
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Old 13-09-2008, 12:24 PM
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Old 13-09-2008, 11:02 PM
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Good luck to the guys, win or lose, with a bit of luck it will force the police to disclose the source of their 'Intelligence'.
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