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Police ask local pubs to shut at 6.45pm tomorrow

pubPolice have asked local pubs near to the London Stadium to close their doors at 6.45pm tomorrow.  ClaretandHugh has been told that police officers  visited a number of pubs in and around Stratford and asked them to close their doors between 6.45pm and 7.45pm tomorrow evening in attempt to avoid potential violence.

ClaretandHugh spoke to one of those pub’s today who confirmed the police advice but said they were still to decide whether to open or not. The member of staff who asked to remain anonymous said: “Yes, the police came into the pub and asked us to close our doors between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday night to prevent any possible violence. We are still yet to make a decision whether to comply with their advice or not as we would miss out on a lot of potential takings. My manager will make a decision tomorrow whether to close or not”

West Ham have already announced that mobile bars outside the stadium will not serve alcohol tomorrow and bars inside the stadium will not sell alcohol post match with all drinks decanted into plastic cups pre match and during the match to avoid bottles being used as missiles. ClaretandHugh understand the latest police strategy to ask pubs to close early is to persuade fans to get to the stadium early as large queues are expected before kick off as there is a 100% search policy in effect on Wednesday at the turnstiles.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter