Essex Police set the record straight

As the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, Heart's been finding out what's true and what's not after you shared the rumours doing the rounds in Essex.

The biggest one it seems was that police were banning people from wearing football shirts in town centres and pubs while the tournament's on.

Well, we went to speak to Chief Supt Tim Stokes to find out whether those rumours are true or not:

Essex Police are banning people from wearing football shirts in pubs and town centres during the World Cup?

Essex Police will make us take down flags on homes and cars during the tournament?

Essex Police are telling pubs showing the matches not to serve alcohol during half time?

Essex Police want families, football fans and businesses to all have a good time!


Essex Police are warning anyone thinking of causing trouble that they'll be dealt with swiftly, but say that since we live in one of the safest parts of the country, they hope everyone's able to enjoy a happy World Cup atmosphere.

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