Police positive about fan behaviour as final whistle blows
Police positive about fan behaviour as the final
Although there were more evictions
than the previous day the improved measures regarding
intoxicated people entering the stadium had a positive
effect on the crowd.
There were a total of 5 arrests and
30 evictions made at the stadium throughout the course of
Hertz Sevens Operation Commander Inspector Simon
Perry says many of the arrests were for minor offences such
as fighting and offensive behaviour.
"Police will again
be carrying out high visibility patrols throughout the city
until 9am on Sunday morning.
Inspector Perry says that
police staff at the stadium have noticed a higher standard
of behaviour than in previous tournaments.
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