Extra police to patrol Sunderland on Capital One Cup Final day

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By Kieran Thirlwell & Aaron Ashley

Extra police will be patrolling in towns and city centres on Sunday as football fans get together to watch the Capital One Cup final.

Many of the region’s pubs are screening the League Cup final between Sunderland vs Manchester City, and officers are expecting large numbers of football fans coming out to enjoy the game with family and friends.

Northumbria Police Chief Superintendent Steve Neill said: “We work closely with licensees across the force to make sure premises are a safe environment for people to enjoy themselves. Police officers regularly visit busier bars to help support staff in managing their licensed premises responsibly and to reassure customers.

“We want to get the message across that we want people to enjoy watching what is a great sporting event for the North East while behaving responsibly.

“We’re asking people to think about their behaviour, the effect it can have on others and the potential consequences for both themselves and others.

“We want our cities and town centres to be a safe place for all and to celebrate what is a fantastic achievement for Sunderland Football Club.”

Officers will be carrying out patrols in the busier areas around licensed premises and visiting pubs. They are also working closely with Pubwatch schemes which can ban trouble-makers from visiting pubs in the area.

University of Sunderland Students’ Union are also set to screen the game live at the Bonded Warehouse from 12pm-8pm on Sunday.

The designated pubs for Manchester City and Sunderland fans at the Capital One Cup Final is as follows (please note that none of these pubs will be showing the game):

Sunderland

The Torch – 1-5 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB

Crock of Gold – 23 Bridge Road, Wembley, HA9 9AB

Moore Spice – Wembley Retail Park, Unit 2, Engineers Way, HA9 0EH

Watkins Folly – 1 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0EW

Blue Check Cafe – 12-13 Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RQ

Alisan Bar – The Junction, Wembley Retail Park, Engineers Way, HA9 0EG

Crystal Club (Silverspoon) – South Way, Wembley

The Parish – 120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 8HP

First Class Sports Bar – 125 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG

The Wembley Tavern – 121 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG

Powerleague – Olympic Way, Wembley

Cheers Bar – 45 Blackbird Hill, NW9 8RS

Manchester City

The Green Man – Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF

Blue Room – 53 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE

JJ Moons – 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT

Thirsty Eddie’s – 412 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AH

Flannery’s – 610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF

Mannions – 313 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BA

The Copper Jug – 10 The Broadway, Wembley, HA9 8JU

Fusilier – 652 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA

Powerleague – Olympic Way, Wembley

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers from the Metropolitan Police have liaised with both clubs and the Football Association ahead of Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final between Sunderland and Manchester City and an appropriate policing plan is in place.”

For details of weekend London tube station closures and the latest travel advice please go to www.tfl.gov.uk.

Anyone who has concerns about crime or disorder in the city should contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 101, ext 69191.

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