The week in pictures

This week in Contentious Publicity Stunts, bookmaker Paddy Power brought a mobile ‘drunk tank’ to Royal Ascot this week in a bid to “curtail the spate of booze-fuelled brawls at race meetings in the UK”.

The gimmick comes after a series of announcements from racecourses and folks in the industry calling for a crackdown on fighting at the races.

Earlier this year, officials at Goodwood racecourse said that they would be putting a cap on alcohol sales after a major fight broke out at the first fixture of the season. In addition, Sussex Police and sniffer dogs will now be present at all race meets to prevent future altercations and drugs being smuggled into the venue.

To be fair, the video is quite funny.

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