Glasgow & West Scotland

Police warn Take That fans over Hampden gigs behaviour

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Image caption Take That fans have overindulged at previous concerts

British Transport Police (BTP) have issued a warning to fans of Take That ahead of three performances at Hampden starting on 22 June.

A senior officer said it was important for those attending the concerts to behave appropriately.

The band is currently on a tour of major venues around the UK.

Recent performances in Manchester resulted in hospital staff saying they were "inundated" with drunk women who had been at the event.

The ambulance service in the city attended 606 incidents associated with the concerts.

Speaking ahead of the Scottish part of the tour, Ch Supt Ellie Bird, of BTP, made a direct appeal to Take That fans.

Ch Supt Bird said: "BTP will be working with our rail industry partners to make sure you get to the concert safely and without hindrance.

"There will be those who may overindulge and drink a bit too much.

"So please be aware that it remains a by-law offence to be under the influence of alcohol on the rail network.

"We don't want to spoil your fun, but please be responsible."

Scotrail has said that it will run additional services on the days of the Hampden concerts, and on the following two days, to transport Take That fans and those attending Scottish concerts by Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon.

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