POLICE made just two arrests during Durham Miners’ Gala, which saw more than 100,000 people stream through the historic city.

Despite the steady flow of alcohol, from early in the day in many cases, most people in the crowd were well behaved.

A handful of people who tried to disrupt Jeremy Corbyn during his speech on the Racecourse in the afternoon were led away by stewards from Durham Miners’ Association.

Durham Constabulary said the arrests were for separate incidents involving assault and being drunk and disorderly.

Officers were happy to pose for pictures with members of the public and said the event was mostly peaceful, despite the potential for flare ups between rival faction within the labour movement over issues such as Brexit.

Superintendent Richie Allen said: “We would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Gala such a brilliant day and a fantastic celebration of Durham’s heritage.

“Durham is a vibrant and safe place all year round and today has been no different.

“More than 100,000 people attended the Gala and it has been a family atmosphere throughout, with just two arrests during the day.

“Organisers did bring in extra stewarding this year and we have worked closely with them and other partners to make sure things went smoothly."