Tight security for England vs Germany game

2010-06-26 13:27

Security will be tight for the World Cup match between Germany and

England in Bloemfontein tomorrow, national police said today.

Brigadier Sally de Beer said in a statement that the teams were

considered to be “high priority” by security forces and security would be

heightened in and around the Free State stadium.

“The security forces will deploy additional members, including our

highly skilled and trained elite units, as well as extra equipment and


“We have not picked up any specific threat against this match or

either team, but as was the case in other matches played by high-priority teams,

we will make sure that we are prepared for any eventuality,” de Beer said.

A group of police officers from England and Germany would be

working side by side with South African Police Service members, both in uniform

and plain clothes outside the stadium and among the crowd inside the stadium,

she said.

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