Police advice fans not to attend derby match without a ticket

Reporter:

Jonathan Barnett

FOOTBALL supporters attending the Chester vs Wrexham match next week are being reminded that the game is a ticket-only event.

About 1,200 tickets have been allocated to Wrexham FC supporters for the match at Chester’s Deva Stadium, which takes place at 7.45pm on Wednesday.

The fixture is the first in four years without ‘bubble match’ proceedures, meaning supporters from both teams will be able to make their own way to the game.

Supt Richard Rees, of Cheshire Police, said: “Public safety has always been our priority and the measures put in place were intended to help make the event safe and enjoyable for everyone.

“Over the past few years we have seen considerable reductions in arrests and disorder and, after working closely with both clubs and North Wales Police, all parties have agreed that this season the ‘safe transport’ element will be removed.

“This is a great family event and we want to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable time.

“The majority of fans have always behaved approximately and, by working together, we can ensure that the game is not spoilt by a small number of fans misbehaving.”

Email:

jonathan.barnett@nwn.co.uk

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