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Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Police warn England World Cup revellers after weekend's "shocking behaviour"

Police warn England World Cup revellers after weekend's

On Thursday July 12 and Friday July 13 shoppers can take a break to catch the Wimbledon semi-final - before the men's tennis final then the World Cup final on Sunday! In Reading, Blagrave Street will be closed from 5.30pm until 11pm and Friar Street will be closed 10 minutes before the final whistle until 11pm to accommodate the crowds.

Chief Inspector Colleen Lavery, based at the Joint Operations Unit, said: "We are working to ensure that our local communities remain safe to watch the game".

In one incident on Saturday, an ambulance parked on a London street was damaged by fans jumping up and down on it.

Police dealt with 387 incidents and were inundated with 999 calls after England's quarter-final victory against Sweden on Saturday.

"The majority of people do so sportingly, without resorting to anti-social or even criminal behaviour, and it is that which we wish to promote". Dispersal Notices will be issued against offenders where appropriate, which could result in them missing the game.

Anyone with information which could help the inquiry is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"I never thought I'd go to a World Cup final with England in it, not remotely".

Ahead of the highly-anticipated match on Wednesday, Durham Constabulary are asking supporters to behave responsibly and think twice about whether they need to call 999 or 101. "So on Monday, we'll be in Red Square celebrating".

It had a capacity of 3,000 which was reached well before the 3pm kick off and despite stewards turning away people who were drunk or were trying to smuggle in alcohol, around 500 more people tried to force their way through a fence.

He said: "It was busier than normal but we had not reports of significant incidents".

"As the official supermarket of the England football team, we absolutely believe it's coming home, which is why we are planning to close stores an hour early, and take part in what we hope will become a day of national celebration", said Lidl UK CEO Christian Härtnagel.

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