The Greasy Pole event will be going after sickening attempts at sabotage.

Laura Kerr from the Marymass Committee said: "The pole is up and being greased as we speak.

"We're really happy it can now go ahead thank the lord. We're looking forward to it."

This follows the shocking news yesterday someone tried to cut halfway through the pole the day before the famous event.

Captain of the Carters Danny Kerr said: "What I’m really disappointed about is they’ve tried to stop the competition by it coming down half way through!

"They’ve cut it enough for if the team were to climb it then it would snap, to me that’s criminal damage."