Police praise behaviour at Wellington Sevens

Last updated 23:10 02/02/2013

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Fighting and aggressive behaviour saw five people arrested and 30 evicted from the stadium on the second day of the Wellington Sevens, police say.

Despite the arrests Inspector Simon Perry said police staff at the stadium have noticed a higher standard of behaviour than in previous tournaments.

Although there were more evictions today than on Friday, "improved measures" regarding drunk people entering the stadium had a positive effect on the crowd, he said.

On Friday there were a total of 7 arrests and 17 evictions made at the stadium.

"Police will again be carrying out high visibility patrols throughout the city until 9am on Sunday morning."

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