Police have said that the Christmas lights switch on in Carlisle on Sunday, November 19 saw a ‘few isolated incidents’ of anti-social behaviour’.

The event, which saw 90s icon Chesney Hawkes perform, attracted a large crowd in city centre but the police have said that the ‘majority’ behaved well and enjoyed the event.

A dispersal order was in place in the city centre at the fire show earlier this month after there had been reports of a group throwing fireworks in the city centre which the police said would not be 'tolerated'.

A number of individuals were dispersed from the area and officers also arrested at 16-year-old on suspicion of attempted criminal damage.

A spokesperson for Carlisle Police said: “Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team & Special Constabulary have been in Carlisle City Centre and it was great to see so many people attending the Christmas Lights switch on.

“We only had to deal with a few isolated incidents of youths involved in Anti Social Behaviour leaving the majority to enjoy the event.”