Essex: Police fear World Cup domestic violence surge

Police fear World Cup domestic violence surge

Police fear World Cup domestic violence surge

First published in News

POLICE fear a surge in domestic violence involving boozed-up football fans during the World Cup.

Researchers predict the number of attacks to be up by a third if England lose a match and to increase by 26 per cent even if they win.

Essex Police is targeting known offenders in the run-up to the tournament.

Det Supt Ewen Wilson said: “There are a number of reasons why the rise in domestic abuse is linked to the times when England are playing a match.

“These can include such things as stress, poor anger management, mental health issues, depression and substance abuse.”

Alcohol and hot weather are also expected to make a difference.

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