Pub introduces new security measures following Euro trouble

By Nikkie Sutton

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Pub introduces new security measures following Euro trouble

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A Birmingham licensee has upped security measures at his pub following an incident during the first England match in Euro 2016.

During the England v Russia game on Saturday 11 June, a customer had a bet on the football and celebrated when Russia scored.

Keith Marsden, licensee of the Prince of Wales in Moseley, said: “People took exception to it, but we managed to sort it out and no one got hurt, but it is not the sort of thing we are used to dealing with.”

Social media

The pub posted on their Facebook page: “We would like to apologise for the fracas at the end of the game.

“Due to this incident, we have now taken some steps to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests watching future England football games.

“This means everyone coming to the pub to watch England will need to bring photo ID and sign in at the door.

“To ensure data protection, this information will be destroyed after the game. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Following the new security measures at the pub, Marsden said they were well received: “I think it went very well. It is a classic case that one of the things about this trade is that every day is different.”

Comments

The post on the pub’s Facebook page attracted many comments, mostly supporting the security step.

Mark Tynan said: “Won’t put me off coming to the Prince to watch an England game. Best pub in Moseley!”

Steven Hinsley said: “That is a great idea, one other places should follow!”

Marsden explained: “We are quite tolerant of lots of things, but there’s a few things that we stamp down on and we don’t want to run somewhere there is lots of trouble all the time.”

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