South East Wales

Champions League final: £1.4m boost for security

Gareth Bale with the Champions League trophy Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Gareth Bale lifted the Champions League trophy for the second time with Real Madrid in 2016

Police looking after the Champions League final in Cardiff have been given a £1.4m grant to help with security.

Thousands of fans are set to descend on the city on 3 June for the final of football's biggest club competition.

The UK government said the security was of "paramount importance" and awarded the grant to South Wales Police.

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said ministers were determined "that Wales, and the UK, are seen in the best possible light on the worldwide stage".

He added: "The safety and security of the hundreds of thousands of people set to flood into the city and surrounding areas at this time is of paramount importance."

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