England v Italy - Bedford prepares for opening game as police finalise their own plans

Luigi Reale and Libby Lionetti.

Luigi Reale and Libby Lionetti.

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With less than three weeks until England play Italy in the World Cup, police are busy finalising their own plans for the sporting event.

They are well used to planning for large football tournaments and this summer’s festival of football will be no different.

A spokeswoman for Beds Police told the T&C: “We have extra officers around when England or Italy play because so many extra people come into town centres to enjoy the games in pubs or celebrate afterwards and it is sensible to plan for extra crowds and traffic.


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