Police call for all to enjoy Burnley Boxing Day game
7:23am 26th December 2014
Police are calling for all fans to enjoy the upcoming football match against Liverpool at Turf Moor peacefully following four arrests after a disturbance at a game earlier this month.
Burnley take on Liverpool today (Friday 26 December) in a 3pm kick off.
Officers are asking fans to allow plenty of time to get to the ground and if they are travelling in cars, to keep them locked and not to leave valuables on show. Supporters should also ensure their personal belongings are kept safe and secure at all times.
There will be a visible policing presence during the match and officers are urging fans to respect each other and watch the game peacefully after four Burnley fans were arrested following a disturbance after the game with Southampton on Saturday 13 December.
The 16, 17, 17 and 18 year old men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder and are currently in custody.
Detective Inspector Martin Melvin of Burnley CID said: “As always, we have worked very closely with Burnley FC when planning the policing operation for the game and our aim is to ensure public safety and ensure that the match goes ahead without incident.
“The majority of fans do behave in a responsible manner but it is the minority that spoil it for others, but as the arrests show, the few fans that cause disruption will face the consequences of their actions.
“Given the large amount of people expected to attend the game, I would also urge people to keep their valuables safe, cars locked with nothing on display, use safe and secure car parks and keep your personal belongings like your keys, wallets and purses in zipped bags or front pockets.”
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