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‘Robust policing plan’ for England v Italy match at Wembley tonight

Met Police have confirmed that there is a ‘robust policing plan’ in place for the Euro 2024 qualifier between England and Italy at Wembley this evening following the events in Brussels last night.

Posting via their website, the Met said, “Building on our shared experience with trusted partners in policing these high profile matches, and to ensure those attending the match can enjoy the sporting occasion.”

They added, “Those attending the match can be reassured that they will see a highly visible policing presence. Officers are there to ensure the event passes off safely and provide reassurance to those attending.”

Superintendent Gerry Parker, match commander for tonight’s game, said: “We have been working with our partners, including the FA, in the weeks leading up to this match to ensure those attending the Wembley area enjoy this match.

“Our officers are experienced in dealing with large-scale public order events, and a flexible plan is in place to reduce the likelihood of crime and disorder, and provide a timely response to any emerging incidents.

“Please ensure you arrive in good time for the match and remain vigilant throughout; if you see anything suspicious then flag it an officer or one of the match stewards immediately so the necessary action can be taken.”