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Rebekah Vardy on Marseille violence: ‘I felt threatened by the police, not protected’

• Jamie Vardy’s wife criticises French police’s heavy-handed tactics in Marseille
• ‘The security was shocking. Nobody checked my bag as I went through’

Rebekah Vardy, the wife of England footballer Jamie Vardy, has admitted that she feared for her own safety and felt threatened rather than protected by the police’s heavy-handed tactics ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 group match against Russia in Marseille. Mrs Vardy also strongly criticised the authorities for the lack of organisation around the stadium and the absence of proper security checks outside.

Related: England and Russia could be thrown out of Euro 2016 if there is more violence

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