Cumbria police warn fans after incidents during Euro 2020
Cumbria POLICE have urged people to behave ahead of tonight’s game against England following a “small number” of incidents during the tournament.
Officers said fan response had been “overwhelmingly positive” during Euro 2020 matches, but urged caution ahead of England’s clash tonight with Ukraine.
Police said officers would be deployed throughout the county depending on demand and would work with the sites to maintain order.
A spokeswoman said: “Euro 2020 saw England advance to the quarter-finals, and people rightly enjoyed the games.
“As a nation we are passionate about supporting our teams in major sporting tournaments and Euros are no different.
“We would like to thank our entire community for their continued support in enjoying the tournament responsibly.
“Yes, across Cumbria there have been a small number of incidents that may have happened due to a person’s response to a game, resulting in heightened negative emotions.
“However, as a community, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
“I want to reassure the community that any crime is unacceptable, will not be tolerated, and we will prosecute those responsible and hold them to account.”
Cautioning people against drinking and driving, she said: “If you intend to enjoy Saturday’s game with a drink, or just socialize with friends, please do not drive drunk. .
“You put your own life and the lives of others in danger.
“Make sure you know how to get home safely and have a Plan B just in case. ”
Police said the officers would be “strategically deployed based on demand this weekend”, but “their deployment remains flexible to local issues.”
“We will also continue to work closely with partner agencies and local venues, to provide full support to all those enjoying the weekend in Cumbria,” the spokesperson said.
England face Ukraine in Rome in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals after beating Germany. Fans will watch locations and homes across Cumbria.