A warning has been issued to fans headed to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium today for the Niall Horan Charity Football Challenge, urging them to devise a back-up plan in case their mobile phone runs out of charge.
Police in the city have been liaising with organisers of similar events - and said one of the major problems has been people draining their phones of battery by taking pictures and posting them online.
This means they have no way of contacting friends or family if they get separated or when arranging travel home.
Officers are advising people to write down important contact details on a piece of paper, so if their phone dies they can still call their loved ones.
Police and football bosses in Leicester are appealing to fans headed for One Direction star Niall Horan’s charity football match today to plan their travel carefully.
Three of the One Direction boys will be in Leicester for the charity match, with bandmates Louis Tomlinson and Wolverhampton's Liam Payne joining organiser Niall Horan for the event.
With thousands expected to flood through the gates of the King Power Stadium, heavy traffic is expected in the surrounding area.
In addition, Rawdykes Road will be closed before the match and afterwards.
Police match commander, Ch Supt Geoff Feavyor, said many people attending will be strangers to the area.
It isn't realistic to expect to be able to drop people outside the stadium and then pick them up again afterwards - 10,000 car drivers will have had the same idea.
One Direction heartthrobs Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson will be heading to the Midlands today for a charity football match.
A-list stars including singer Olly Murs, Rod Stewart, and Robbie Fowler will all be joining the lads at the King Power Stadium - home of Leicester City Football Club.
All proceeds from the event, called the Niall Horan Charity Football Challenge, will go to Irish Autism Action (IAA) and UK Heart and Minds Challenge.
Niall - a Derby County fan - will be taking on world-class footballers including former County captain Robbie Savage in the match, which kicks off at 3pm.
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The Wolverhampton-born singer's friends have posted images online which have led fans to work out his address, leading to many waiting outside his flat.
The star tweeted:
"I know my friends have tweeted a lot of pictures of my house the past few days but can people please stop coming and waiting outside.
"I'd just like to be able to walk outside as everyone does and enjoy time with my friends, not feel bad for not wanting to take a picture.
"Sorry if I've been rude to anyone but I've come to realise if I take one picture more people keep coming everyday xxx hope everyone's good."
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"You may have seen a photo of me today on top of a building. I regret being there and having a photo taken.
"It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do. I am sorry, and do not endorse any fans trying to repeat this, as it is extremely dangerous."
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