Police scotch internet World Cup rumours

SUFFOLK police have scotched internet rumours that England fans will be prevented from wearing shirts and displaying flags for the forthcoming World Cup.

Although these are just rumours senior officers are keen to ensure people are aware they are untrue in case they stir up bad feeling towards other ethnic communities.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Suffolk Constabulary is aware of rumours that are circulating on Facebook claiming that police are asking football supporters to refrain from wearing England shirts and displaying flags. We can confirm that there is no substance to these rumours and they are untrue.

“The police will only become concerned if an emblem, for example a flag, impedes a driver’s vision, becomes a danger to pedestrians or other road users or is likely to cause harm or offence or a distraction. Common sense, courtesy and respect for others must prevail.

“Suffolk is a diverse community and the Constabulary recognises the national and international support the World Cup attracts and encourages everyone to enjoy the competition in a safe and sensible way.”

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