Leicestershire Police have ‘extremely busy’ night after England’s World Cup defeat

England’s dream to bring the World Cup home since 1966 came to an end last night when they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow.

Leicestershire Police tweeted they were extremely busy and received a high number of 999 calls following England’s World Cup semi-final loss.

People were asked to dial 999 in only ‘real and genuine circumstances’.

Officers remained on duty across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland throughout the night, responding as appropriate to incidents and keeping communities safe.

Superintendent Alistair Roe said: “It is proving to be another extremely busy night for Leicestershire Police and while the majority of fans celebrated – and commiserated – sensibly tonight, a minority have not which places increased and unnecessary additional demand on police and other emergency responders.”

“We were and continue to be prepared for tonight with additional policing resources and officers and staff continue to respond to this increased demand. On behalf of the force, I urge members of the public to think about their actions tonight and the effect it has on others.”

England players applaud fans after the semi-final loss to Croatia in Moscow

“As the force experiences this high demand of calls this evening, I appeal to the public to only call 999 in circumstances of real and genuine emergency.”

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