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Free taxi rides home for England fans in Birmingham

Police say they are expecting large numbers of people to be drinking late into the evening Credit: Forster Communications

Football fans in Birmingham are being offered free taxi rides home after England's World Cup match tonight.

A taxi firm based in the city will have five cabs at the Colmore Row rank between 1am and 2am as part of an anti-drink-driving campaign run by Think!

The government run campaign has found that three-quarters of fans in Birmingham are planning to drink alcohol during the game against Italy, but a sixth have not worked out how they are getting home afterwards.

Bosses say hope the initiative will remind fans not to drink and drive.

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