.....but not any­more at city pub

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

PA­TRI­OTIC bar staff at a Peter­bor­ough pub were an­gry to find that their 6ft-wide Eng­land flag had been ripped down overnight.

Kevin Jef­fery, bar man­ager at Sol­stice, in North­min­ster Road, was shocked to find the pub’s St Ge­orge’s Cross flag placed out­side the bar en­trance left in shreds on the floor when he ar­rived at work yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Closer in­spec­tion of the pub’s CCTV sys­tem found that four men, one of whom was wear­ing an Eng­land shirt, were re­spon­si­ble for the act of van­dal­ism at 12.30am, and were last seen head­ing into An­gels lap­danc­ing club.

Mr Jef­fery said: “I re­ally don’t think this kind of thing is within the spirit of the World Cup, lit­er­ally all we’ve got left of the flag is a bit of the tail from the Three Lions printed on it.

“We’d love to see the peo­ple who did it caught and hope­fully banned from all the pubs in the city cen­tre.”

The pub has sev­eral screens both up­stairs and down­stairs that will be show­ing the World Cup, with a bumper crowd ex­pected for Eng­land’s match with the USA to­mor­row.

The in­ci­dent has been re­ported to the po­lice, and any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call 0345 456 4564. Ladies can show their sup­port and get pa­tri­otic with this sparkly sweater from Next. Next – Women’s se­quinned Eng­land sweater, £25

Whether at home or abroad, show your pa­tri­otic side with these funky Eng­land swim shorts. Bhs – Eng­land Swim Shorts, £7

SAD: Sol­stice man­ager Kevin Jef­fery

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