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Road Closures in Reading Town Centre on Saturday 7 July

Alert message sent 06/07/2018 12:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

With England playing Sweden in the quarter-final stage of the World Cup tomorrow afternoon (7/7), large numbers of football fans are expected in Reading town centre to watch the match.

There will be an increased police presence once again to ensure that everyone remains safe to enjoy the game.

Friar Street will be closed from 4.30pm until approximately 6pm. This road closure will be extended into West Street and Station Road to accommodate the crowds.

There is likely to be congestion in these areas in the lead up to kick off at 3pm, and then again after the final whistle as people leave. Members of the public are advised to avoid this area if possible.

Chief Inspector Emma Burroughs, Deputy LPA Commander at Reading police station, said: “We want to ensure that everyone who travels to Reading to watch the football can enjoy the match and stay safe.

“We would like to remind those attending to drink responsibly. Appropriate action will be taken against individuals as a result of anti-social behaviour.”

Thames Valley Police wish the England football team every success for the game.
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Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

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