Drivers in Kent have been urged to opt for taxis or public transport during the World Cup as police have launched a campaign to target drink-drivers.

The month-long campaign, launched as the tournament begins, will see specialist officers from the road policing team carrying out breath tests and targeting cars to crack down on the issue.

Officers throughout Kent are targeting "high risk locations" for the next two days, carrying out static road checks to catch people who are breaking the law.

Police will also be carrying out drug swipes from suspicious cars.

Sergeant Ben Brennan said: "The message is simple – don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

"Every year innocent motorists and pedestrians are put at risk and this campaign is about telling people who ignore the law that it is not acceptable.

"We want people to have fun and enjoy the World Cup but it’s important to plan ahead so as to not drive having consumed alcohol.

"If you’re celebrating or commiserating during the tournament, don’t drive whilst under the influence."

Kent Police said their Christmas campaign for December 2017 saw more than 200 people arrested for drink and drug-driving offences.