Football fans attending this Saturday’s Hereford v AFC Telford Utd football match are being warned not to bring any pyrotechnics or drugs as searches will be carried out at the gates.
Superintendent Sue Thomas, Policing Commander for Herefordshire said: “For anyone attending the game, they are reminded not to bring any form of pyrotechnics such as flares to the match as there will be thorough searches carried out at the gates.
“If anyone is found to be in possession of pyrotechnics they will not only have them confiscated but they will be arrested too, which will mean they miss the match.
“Those who may have taken drugs or have drugs on them will not be accepted at a family event such as this and you can expect to see officers actively ensuring a safe and fun day is had by all.
“Protecting the public from harm is our number one priority and we will police the match accordingly with any disorder by either set of fans quickly dealt with.
“I would like to add that investigations are continuing following the unacceptable behaviour of some fans two weeks ago at Edgar Street in the home game against Stockport County FC and arrests are expected.”