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Police commander hopes local Derby match goes without incident

Posted on 13th October 2017

The match commander in charge of policing the Derby County versus Nottingham Forest match on Sunday hopes everyone will have a good day out at Pride Park Stadium.

Chief Superintendent Graham McLaughlin said: “Our aim is to make sure that everyone enjoys this local derby and that disruption to local residents and shoppers is kept to a minimum.

“Our aim is to police the match, the city and surrounding areas in a fair way that ensures people can enjoy the day in a safe environment without any fear.

“The bottom line is that anyone who misbehaves will be dealt with. We don’t want a few people spoiling the day for the majority of fans who are there to watch the football.

“My goal is to ensure that people see this as a successful day irrespective of the result.”

Supporters are reminded that Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Derbyshire Constabulary and Nottinghamshire Police have joint protocols for people arrested and convicted of football related offences or who commit breaches of ground regulation.

Any arrest, conviction or breach could result in club bans which will prevent individuals attending any future fixtures at Pride Park or the City Ground for a predetermined period.


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