UPDATED: Pridegoers used emergency shelter after being unable to board trains | The Argus
POLICE call in coastguards to help ensure safety as crowds continue to party at Pride
THE Brighton centre was opened for vulnerable people after crowds were stuck outside Brighton Station unable to get home from Pride on Saturday night.
With many left waiting to try and board trains the centre was made available for people.
City councillor Penny Gilbey said: ” The council agreed with the police to open up the Brighton Centre as a safe space rest centre. This will provide safe rest space and water but not beds because the crowds currently seeking to leave Brighton by train far outnumber the remaining additional train capacity through to 2am.”
With thousands still partying in Brighton and many struggling to get home, the police called in extra coastguard teams to stop people from drowning.
One passer-by said: “It’s chaos. People are stuck outside the station saying they are locked out.
“People are very upset. I’ve seen people in tears.” UPDATED: Pridegoers used emergency shelter after being unable to board trains | The Argus