Comment: French police set sights on our safety

Fans need to take into account the heightened state of alert

12th June, 2016
Security in front of the Stade de France during the Euro group stage match between France and Romania Picture: Getty

As the Euro Championship gets under way this weekend, the French security services will be working flat out to ensure that no breaches of security occur and that fan safety is maintained.

As a demonstration of their intent, the French have extended the state of emergency they declared immediately after the terrorist attacks in Paris last November.

This has now been extended to the end of July to include the Tour de France. Armed with...

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