Police pledge to keep you safe during summer of sport
HUMBERSIDE Police defences will be as secure as England's during the Euro 2012 finals.
Police chiefs have pledged to maintain their protection of members of public for sporting events throughout the summer.
In the run up to the next game between England and Sweden on Friday evening, extra officers will be drafted into town centres.
As reported, two mounted officers and 12 extra officers were deployed in Cleethorpes for the opening match with France on Monday.
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Summer 2012 will be a period of intense activity with the Olympic Torch relay, the London 2012 Games and the local policing of the Euro 2012 finals.
Humberside Police aim to keep the borough safe for supporters to get behind their team.
Superintendent Steve Graham said: "During the tournament we are expecting more people in the pubs and our aim is to provide a reassuring presence for the public by being visible when we are needed most.
"Officers across the force will be on proactive patrols around the night time economy areas making people feel safe whilst they are out watching the matches.
"The number of incidents of crime and disorder, connected to football has continued to fall and we are seeing fewer people handed football banning orders, which is a positive thing.
"Humberside Police want people to go out and enjoy the tournament, but is reminding those that do, to make sure it is done in a safe way.
"We are appreciative that it is the minority who cause problems for others, and a reminder is sent to those who do cause trouble that they will be dealt with positively."
Increased patrols will be made in Cleethorpes and Grimsby town centres for the Friday game and the games against Ukraine on Tuesday.
There were no disturbances after Monday's game, as reported.