Essex Police are urging the public to stay safe over the warm weekend.

This weekend will see temperatures reach highs of 25C across the county as well as the start of the Euros.

Police will be out patrolling across the county, visiting pubs and bars, in a bid to keep everyone safe.

Assistant Chief Constable Nolan said: "Like others across Essex, I’m really happy the sun is shining and as restrictions ease, I can spend time with more of my friends and family.

"Over this weekend, there will also be focus on football with Euro 2021 commencing.

"We know that everyone will want a drink in the nice weather – but don’t risk going over the top.

"If your behaviour is violent or anti-social, it could have consequences for you, your friends and also any pub or licenced premises you are in, including the potential for it to be closed down.

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"No-one wants that – we all want to be supporting our brilliant businesses. So, please don’t ruin it for everyone else.

"Licensees, landlords and everyone working in pubs and bars – it is great you’re back open and thanks for the steps you’re taking to keep people safe.

"The behaviour we all show over this weekend and the coming weeks may determine what government restrictions are eased or tightened once more in the future.

"Please let’s not mess it up now. Essex has dealt with all the challenges of the pandemic really well and I’m confident that if we all look after each other and enjoy ourselves sensibly, we have a great summer ahead."