Cambridgeshire

Strawberry Fair sets new 'fairy' world record

People dressed as fairies at Strawberry Fair in Cambridge
The "fairy" world record was broken at the festival in Cambridge

Festival-goers in Cambridge have set a new Guinness World Record for the number of people in the same place dressed as fairies.

Organisers of Strawberry Fair, an annual free event, said 337 people dressed as fairies beating the record of 67, set in Australia in 2010.

Drew Park from the fair committee, said it was "a glimpse of the quirkiness and humour that make Cambridge unique".

Five arrests were made for minor offences, police said.

Three cannabis warnings and one penalty notice for disorder were also issued.

Ch Insp Laura Hunt said: "This year's event had a real family focus and was an extremely community-spirited event.

"There were practical measures in place to prevent the fair being spoiled by alcohol or drug misuse, and criminal and anti-social behaviour."

The official count of 337 people dressed as fairies beat the previous record set in New South Wales.

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