In a message dated 12/04/2007 11:21:35 GMT Standard Tim
Intervista al Direttore di Constabulary magazine del Regno Unito
a seguito della Partita di Calcio Roma Manchester United e Manchester United Roma e sulle polemiche che si sono scatenate da parte dei media britannici a seguito degli scontri tra le due tifoserie e i consigli che vengono lanciati dal UEFA
i am Nicola this morning i have red on the newspapers that for public order
security and it was stated also from UEFA that police officers in support of
competions as the Champions League need to speak english, and learn lessons from
the british police forces.
Do you think english leanguage is fundamental in support of the police to
prevent theese kind of accidents.
Is is in discussion the creation of a european police force for sorts with
the aim to prevent theese kind of accidents. Do you think that if italian
police officers would have been spoken more english to the bristish fans there
would occured less incidents?
An italian parliamentar with his son have been attacked in Manchester
outsdide the stadium by vilolent Manchester fans, in reply to the critics of brtish
magazine seems that the situation is not better in UK in some cases is worst.
This is a good question.
There has been a lot of publicity in UK about the way the Rome match was
policed and whether the police were partly responsible.
I think it is a good idea if there are a number of officers who speak
English as it could well be
on occasions there my be language misunderstandings. It would be also good
if a number of British officers spoke Italian for the same reason.
Perhaps we should suggest this.
Intervista al Direttore di Constabulary
Mr Christopher Locke a seguito della tragedia di Catania
Intervew to the editor in chief of Constabulary Magazine concerning the violent actions of the hooligans in Sicily which costed life to one Inspector of the State Police of Italy
In a message dated 03/02/2007 21:32:59 GMT Standard Time,
Dear Chris another policeman died in Italy due to violent demonstration of opposite hooligan factions of the two teams in Sicily. Why you think this is still happening in Italy? Is there something wrong in the controlling methods of who enters in the stadium and who not? Who is responsable of all this tragedy? Could it be prevented?
It is such a tragedy when officers die in the course of their duty. It is always very difficult to prevent an unexpected attack but measure can and should be taken to minimise the risk.
Such measures should include X-ray searches for fans entering a sport stadium. In some UK towns night clubs and bars now have airport style search equipment and those found with weapons are arrested. Also in the UK we have a very active intelligence unit which photographs trouble makers and offenders and then gets them banned from future matches.
Also plain clothed and uniformed officers are patrolling outside and inside the sports stadium.
The officer patrolling inside the stadium are paid for by the sports venue.
I am so sorry to hear about your colleague this is very sad news.
In UK the television companies pay money to the sports club for broadcasting the match
and then the sports club have to pay for the cost of each police officer inside the ground.If a match or ground it thought to be dangerous they have to pay for more police officers. They can also have the times of matches changed to avoid clashes and even ban matches.
We also has a dedicated Football Squad of officers who do intelligence work at games around the UK and overseas collecting photographs and witness statements. They can then apply for banning orders preventing the violent fans going to other matches in UK and overseas. They work in association with other football associations and police throughout Europe.
I am sure most of these measure are also taken in Italy. If they need any more information I know Greater Manchester Police have a very active Football Unit as they have several big football clubs in there area.
Hope this info is useful