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NPCC statement on European fixtures this week

13 Sep 2022

Statement from National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Football Policing, Chief Constable Mark Roberts. 

Chief Constable Mark Roberts, NPCC Lead for Football Policing, said:

“Since the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the UK has activated a national policing operation. UK Policing is working closely with other organisations to ensure that events are held safely and with the appropriate security.

“Over the past few days, we have been working with UEFA, police forces, other emergency services and a number of other relevant groups to make sure as many European competition games as possible can go ahead. This has to be balanced with the requirements for the national events and core policing. With the support of UEFA and the relevant clubs, the majority of games, as it stands, can go ahead as planned. Full details are on the relevant club websites.

“This is a unique situation, and we are working closely with everyone involved.”