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Police congratulate crowd at Rotorua Stadium

Police congratulate crowd at Rotorua Stadium

Bay of Plenty Police have congratulated the crowd on their behaviour at Rotorua International Stadium for the Fiji versus Namibia Rugby World Cup 2011 game this afternoon.

The officer in charge of the Bay of Plenty Police RWC operation, Inspector Scott Fraser, says the crowd were in good spirits and well-behaved.

Inspector Fraser says a male was arrested outside the Stadium earlier this afternoon for possession of cannabis. There were no other arrests.

“From a Police point of view, this afternoon’s operation to support the game has run very smoothly.

“There were no major issues on the roads before or after the game and the crowd behaviour was excellent. Locals and visitors alike seemed to be enjoying the rugby and the fine weather, and were in a festive spirit.

“From here, our focus will move to helping ensure locals and visitors alike feel safe on the roads, in the CBD or wherever else they are enjoying RWC.

“Police will be clearly visible across the Bay of Plenty for the rest of the weekend, particularly in the CBD and on the roads. If you are speeding, you can expect to be stopped, and if you are stopped, you can expect to be breath-tested.”

Inspector Fraser says Police will also be focusing on reducing alcohol-related harm, including policing the local liquor bans.

“Please make sure you know where the liquor bans are – there are plenty of signs around town and around the stadium.

“We’ve had a great afternoon of rugby and we’d like to see that continue for the rest of the weekend.”


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