Police patrol roads for rugby drink-drivers


Police patrolling tonight’s Rugby World Cup match in stadium:mk have warned fans against drink-driving.

Superintendent Gez Chiariello has urged the public to be safe in the city - as up to 30,000 people travel to watch France v Canada.

Mr Chiariello, Silver Commander for the policing operation for all three matches, said: “Thames Valley Police takes drink-driving seriously and will be patrolling the roads but hope people will not take the risk.

“We are working alongside partners of the Rugby World Cup, but are not expecting any trouble and think all the matches will pass peacefully.”

Alongside Action Fraud, officers are working to prevent ticket scams, ahead of Saturday’s Samoa v Japan and Fiji v Uruguay on Sunday.

He added: “Overall, this is an exciting time for the city and we will welcome many fans and hope each game with be a full stadium that will boost Milton Keynes’ economy.

“We wish all the teams the best of luck.”

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