/ Policing for England's match against Sweden

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to work in partnership with licensed premises and other partners to ensure football fans enjoy the World Cup safely.

Across the force, there will be an increased police presence visible for England’s forthcoming match against Sweden on Saturday 7 July, and for subsequent England matches should the team progress to the semi-finals and final.

Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, who is in charge of policing during the World Cup, said: “I’m happy to say that we have had no serious incidents of disorder linked to the World Cup so far.

“This is a testament to the good-natured behaviour of fans.

“We encourage all fans to get behind their team responsibly.

“We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity. We are not out to spoil your fun, but we will not tolerate criminal behaviour.”

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