Leeds Police step up World Cup patrols as hundreds are expected in the city center By Judy J. Beasley Last updated Jan 1, 2023 Share PC Will Chan (left) and Acting Sergeant Dave Bustin on patrol in Southampton (Photo: Maya George, NewsQuest) POLICE patrols will be reinforced Southampton tonight as England contest the World Cup. Officers will be in and around the city center to ensure that all Soccer fans have a fun but safe night out. Crowds of people are expected to flock to sports bars and pubs as England take on France in the quarter-finals. As part of Operation Defender, there will be additional officers from the Response Teams and Patrol and Neighborhood Policing in the city centre. READ MORE: Extra patrols at school after roof tiles ripped off and windows smashed Additional resources from partners, including volunteers from St John’s Ambulance, will also be in the area to offer support if needed. Their presence coincides with the annual drunk driving and drug enforcement campaign, Operation Holly. The operation sees an increase in officer patrols and law enforcement activity throughout December. With World Cup matches and Christmas celebrations taking place in December, officers are calling on all motorists to consider the consequences of impaired driving and to arrange alternative transportation. A message from the editor Thanks for reading this article – we appreciate your support in reading the Daily Echo. Subscribing to the Echo means you have unlimited access to the latest news, features and Saints cover – all with a lightweight advertising website. You will also have full access to Saintsmoreyour new home for Southampton FC tactical analysis, features and more. Don’t just take my word for it – subscribe today. Follow the latest breaking news in the Southampton area by searching Southampton News – Breaking News and Incidents on Facebook Follow the last court and criminality news on our dedicated group by searching Hampshire Court and Crime News on Facebook Share FacebookTwitterGoogle+ReddItWhatsAppPinterestEmail Judy J. Beasley Prev Post US urges UN to blacklist Israeli settlement companies Next Post 10 best photos of Jude Bellingham in Birmingham City colors You might also like More from author Leeds The end of the public health emergency causes a cascade of changes | app Leeds Tristan Thompson reportedly bought a house near Khloe Kardashian – DIRT Leeds This unusual stay in the Yorkshire Dales has been named in the 11 Dreamist Airbnb in… Leeds Modular homes in Bristol delayed after on-site construction errors Prev Next Comments are closed.