Football fans urged not to take flares or smoke bombs to Alfreton and Grimsby match

Police news...
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Police are urging Alfreton Town and Grimsby Town supporters not to take any flares or smoke bombs to the teams’ upcoming fixture.

Alfreton host Grimsby at the Impact Arena for the match, which kicks off at 3pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Officers from Derbyshire police will be teaming up with club stewards to ensure fans, staff and players are safe during the game.

The force is reminding fans that pyrotechnic devices such as flares and smoke bombs are banned and anyone caught with them could face further action.

Flares have been used by fans at Vanarama Conference Premier matches earlier this season.

Police dog units will be in attendance at the match and club stewards will also be carrying out searches of fans at the ground.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Together with the clubs, we take a zero tolerance stance on the illegal use of pyrotechnics at football fixtures.

“They are unwanted and can be dangerous, and we know that law-abiding fans do not want them blighting football.

“Anyone found in possession of pyrotechnics at this fixture could face further action such as prosecution and long-term football banning orders.”