LEWES Bonfire returned last night and emergency services were kept busy with six arrests, 50 injuries and one person in the river.

Police and paramedics lined the streets all evening to help keep the thousands of attendees safe.

Emergency services were on standby with police officers at the toilets and ambulances waiting in nearby streets.

In a statement East Sussex Fire and Rescue called the night "largely trouble free" but added that it had been busier than 2019's event with a huge 25 to 30,000 people attending.

A total of six arrests were made throughout the celebrations, with at least one being on suspicion of assault The Argus understands.

St John’s Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance treated around 50 people, including a number with eye and hand injuries.

A woman was rescued from the River Ouse at around 18.20pm but she did not require any hospital treatment.

Chief Superintendent Howard Hodges said: "I'd like to thank the community of Lewes for behaving responsibly and allowing tonight's bonfire celebrations to pass without significant incident.

"A very small and isolated minority of people chose to engage in crime and/or disorder but were dealt with effectively by our officers on the ground, minimising any disruption to the proceedings and helping us to keep people safe."

The clean up operation began at around 12.30am last night in order to reopen roads.

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