Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Police Applaud Fans for Excellent Behaviour

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Police Applaud Fans for Excellent Behaviour

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Byline: Keiran Southern Reporter keiran.southern@trinitymirror.com

POLICE have praised rugby fans for their behaviour during Newcastle's hosting of the World Cup.

The curtain will come down on the city's involvement in the tournament on Sunday night with a special event at the Official Fan Zone.

But the last game in the North East was Saturday night when Scotland secured their place in the quarter finals with victory over Samoa.

And now Northumbria Police have applauded the thousands of fans who descended on Newcastle.

Chief Superintendent Steve Neill said: "I can't thank the fans, visitors and local people enough for their excellent behaviour and patience.

"Thousands of people have descended on the city to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the matches or visit the Fanzones in the area.

"It really could have been made very challenging for us, however, thanks to everyone's cooperation and the fantastic work of our partners, this really has been a privilege to be part of. …

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