Police Advice To Fans At Euro 2016: Don’t Retaliate To Provocation
We are continuing to work with French police and Russian policing team to prevent further violence and support investigations to help bring offenders to justice.
National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Football Policing, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts said:
“We are very concerned about violent behaviour in France over the weekend. We know that troublemakers targeted England fans in an orchestrated way inflicting serious injuries. We also know that a small minority of England fans have let themselves down by responding with violence and anti-social behaviour.
“We are continuing to work with French police and Russian policing team to prevent further violence and support investigations to help bring offenders to justice. Additional officers from the UK have been deployed to support the French policing operation in Lens and Lille in the lead up to the next game. Officers in France and the UK are currently gathering evidence to ensure that any fans who have been involved in disorder could, where appropriate, be subject to a football banning order on their return to the UK.
“My advice to fans out in France is to keep yourselves safe and behave responsibly – do not retaliate to provocation and seek help from police if you are harassed or attacked. Help us to identify the people responsible by reporting any violence or anti-social behaviour to Crimestoppers helpline on 0800 555 111. Those who are planning attend upcoming games should consult the latest travel advice from the FCO for any updates.”
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