Police advice on marches disrupting Newcastle v Villa matchday
Two marches take place in the city centre prior to the Newcastle v Villa match on Saturday.
Northumbria Police have released details of what to expect if you are travelling in early for the match.
The following statement having being released by the Police:
As well as the two demonstrations from Pegida and Newcastle Unites groups officers are also expecting large numbers of people to travel into the city for the Newcastle United and Gateshead football matches.
This, combined with the extensive ongoing road works in areas of the city, means that officers are warning the public about potential delays on the roads and extra congestion in the city centre.
Newcastle Chief Superintendent Laura Young said: “It will be a busy day in Newcastle on Saturday with a number of events taking place and with lots of people coming into the city centre for things like shopping, socialising and the football.
“The city is a busy place on a Saturday anyway and with all of the extra things taking place then we are advising anyone who is thinking of driving into Newcastle to give themselves extra time and be aware of how their journey might be affected by the delays.
“To minimise disruption to the public we will have motor patrols officers out on the roads to ensure traffic flow and we will do everything we can to keep the roads open and to reduce the impact on the public.
“We have spoken with the local authority and local bus and travel companies about the road closures and we are looking to have all roads re-opened as soon as possible on Saturday.”
Full information on road closures etc can be viewed HERE
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