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Lincolnshire Police called to 25 football-related violence reports after England take on Italy in Euro 2020 final

Officers were called to 25 reports of football-related violence following the England v Italy Euro 2020 final last night (July 11).

Despite Lincolnshire Police receiving 893 calls for service last night on 101 and 999, only 25 of them were directly related to the football.

Of these, 23 of the incidents were related to violence in pubs and licensed premises in the east of Lincolnshire.

File photo of police officers.
File photo of police officers.

Extra officers were on duty last night across the county to help deal with demand and anticipated extra calls from the public.

Chief superintendent Kieran English said: “Despite a very busy night, only 25 reports were directly related to the football and we are pleased that this is the case, considering this was a well-watched event in the country.

"We would like to give thanks to all of our staff and those who have had their rest days cancelled for all their hard work in supporting their colleagues and partner agencies to help keep our county safe before, during and after the match.

“We would also like to thank our partners, local pubs and venues for their continued support and for working closely with our officers to maintain a safe but enjoyable atmosphere for those watching last night’s game.

"Although we didn’t get the result we wanted, we are pleased that a majority followed our advice and paid attention to the messages we were sharing throughout the games.”

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