Claire Lewis, Crime Reporter. Sheffield Star 9th June 2006:
Police launch biggest operation to tackle drunken thugs
… Officers holidays and shifts have been re-rostered for the entire competition with particular emphasis placed on England match days — The first of which kicks off tomorrow.
Soccer-crazy England fans have already transformed South yorkshire into a blaze of red and white with St George flags taking over.
Patriotic Lulu Landale and partner Steve Jones both aged 41, are planning to mark Englands first match against Paraguay tomorrow by taking to the streets of Crookes in Sheffield for a World Cup calvalcade.
Before the 2pm kick off, the couple plan to drive around the streets of the suburb in their 25-year old Honda motorbike and ancient Ford Escort – bearing the slogan ‘England till I'm scrapped’.
Police have drawn up separate policing plans …