A shocking rise in violence was reported by West Yorkshire Police - despite a plea for Euro 16 calm.

They recorded a 33% increase in 999 domestic abuse calls at the weekend following England’s first match in the Euro 2016 tournament.

The force say a total of 3,606 calls including 999 and 101 calls were received between 8pm and 3am on Saturday night when England drew against Russia in Marseille – which is well up from the previous Saturday night.

Prior to the tournament police had asked people not to take any match-related frustration out on their partners, advice that appears to have fallen on deaf ears.

Det Supt Darren Minton of West Yorkshire Police’s Safeguarding Central Governance Unit, said: “Following on from England’s first match in the tournament, where they drew against Russia, our call handlers had a busy night taking calls from domestic abuse victims and also other calls relating to anti-social behaviour.

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“So far, the number of reported domestic abuse-related incidents has shown that there has been a rise when England has been playing and I would like to reiterate our message that domestic abuse will not be tolerated and a moment’s madness towards a partner during the drama of the football can lead to a lifetime of consequences.

“These could be anything from prison terms for violent offences, loss of access to children, loss of access to social housing, the break-up of relationships and also bans from pubs or other public places.

“We will continue to push our message through social media channels and the campaign posters and leaflets which have been distributed by our local Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

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“We will also keep up our patrols and focus on vulnerable victims and known offenders, throughout the tournament, and at all other times.”

Those who feel they may be at risk of being victims can contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.

If it is an emergency and you feel you are in immediate danger then ring 999.

A national domestic violence 24 hour helpline can also be called on 0808 2000 247.

Respect Phoneline - a national helpline for those who feel they may be at risk of committing domestic abuse and want to change can also be contacted on 0808 802 4040.