Police headache as Newcastle and Sunderland clash
Police have been left with a major headache as Newcastle and Sunderland friendlies clash.
Newcastle fans visit York on Wednesday 29 July, just a short hop on the train for supporters.
However, that same night Sunderland supporters will be using the same rail services to get to their pre-season match at Doncaster.
The British Transport Police (BTP) will have been over the moon when they heard about this but say that they will have extra officers on duty, both on trains and at stations to police the situation.
Football intelligence officer, Wayne Mitchell, of the BTP:
“We’re aware of the two fixtures scheduled for 29 July and are in the early stages of planning for both matches.
“We will be allocating extra officers and the public can expect to see BTP officers at stations and onboard trains, ensuring everyone travels safely to and from the games.
“Trains are expected to be busy before and after both matches and we would urge fans to consider other passengers at all times.”
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