Hundreds of South Yorkshire police officers set to line Tour de France route

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Around 400 police officers, PCSOs and Specials will be on duty along the Tour de France route on Sunday.

Temporary Chief Inspector Simon Wanless, who is leading the policing operation, said: “A dedicated police team has been working to plan for the event to ensure the rest of the county can still operate as normal, working with partners to put contingency plans in place to ensure we can still provide the same level of service to the people of South Yorkshire.

“We have worked closely with the fire and ambulance services, as well as the councils, to ensure we are prepared. There will be around 400 officers along the cycle route to provide visibility and reassurance, to deal with any issues that arise, and to prevent and detect crime.”