Euro 2016: Beds Police to lay on additional patrols during games

Football fans have also been reminded not to get behind the wheel after a drink

Football fans have also been reminded not to get behind the wheel after a drink

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Beds Police is to commit extra officers across the county as Euro 2016 kicks off tonight.

The force has said that throughout the tournament, which concludes on July 10, additional patrols will be laid on to ensure the public’s safety.

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In particular the focus will be on England games and other significant fixtures.

Superintendent Jim Lunn said: “Our presence will be to maintain public safety and ensure fans can enjoy an incident-free Euro 2016.

“And that those who are not celebrating the tournament can go about their normal routine without disruption.

“We are working with pubs to make sure people do not drink too much alcohol and officers will take action to nip potential problems in the bud.

“We are not out to spoil anyone’s fun but we will not tolerate anti-social or criminal behaviour.”

Beds Police has also reiterated its drink drive campaign to remind football fans not to get behind the wheel after a drink.