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Police urge footie fans to keep up their 'excellent behaviour'

Norfolk and Suffolk Police have praised fans behaviour so far. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk and Suffolk Police are urging football fans tonight to keep up their excellent behaviour.

It comes after no arrests were made in Norfolk last Saturday as a result of the football. Suffolk Police also said that there were no reports of any serious disturbance following the weekend England game.

Officers are also reminding people to think carefully before calling 999 and 101. Norfolk Police said during the summer months and tournaments like this they see an increase in calls with the force receiving on average 969 phone calls every day.

The St Georges flag is flying at all police stations with a flag pole. Credit: Norfolk Police

You have all done your country proud and I hope you keep flying the flag for Norfolk with good behaviour, an excellent atmosphere and tolerance as England face Croatia.

If you are going out to watch the match tonight we want you to have a good time. Make sure you stick with your friends and plan your route home. If you're going to watch the match at a pub, pre-book safe transport home and do not accept lifts from strangers.

Norfolk has specific policing plans in place surrounding the World Cup and officers will deal robustly with any issues. There will be an increased police presence during the match in the city and town centres but this is just to make sure everyone has a great time and behaves themselves.

Remember, be responsible, stick with your friends and know your limits - most importantly have a great time. Come on England! It's coming home!”

– Assistant Chief Constable, Norfolk Police, Simon Megicks

Win or lose, we ask that everyone thinks about the consequences of any behaviour or disorder. We want people to remember the match for the right reasons and not because you spent it under arrest and in a police cell.

We would encourage everyone to enjoy the semi-final occasion, but in a considerate and tolerant way. We will have extra officers on duty to deal with incidents of anti-social behaviour or criminality.”

Excessive drinking can have very damaging consequences for those concerned, and sometimes for their families. Know your limits.

– Chief Inspector Matt Rose, of Suffolk Constabulary

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