Police promise ‘firm, fair and robust’ policing of Sheffield United v Tottenham game

Superintendent Shaun Morley
Superintendent Shaun Morley
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Police chiefs have promised ‘firm, fair and robust’ policing of Sheffield United’s semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

Around 30,000 supporters are expected at Bramall Lane for the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, which is due to kick off at 7.45pm.

A ‘large police presence’ is planned around the stadium and in the city centre before, during and after the game.

Superintendent Shaun Morley, Match Commander, said: “We are planning for a safe, enjoyable event for everyone attending.

“It’s an important game for both teams and I will ensure we provide a welcoming environment for fans who want to attend and enjoy the game and endeavour that there is as little disruption as possible for people conducting their daily business in the city centre.

“I want to make it clear that we will not tolerate any level of disorder or violence within South Yorkshire and we have sufficient resources in place to deal with those intent on causing trouble with a firm, fair but robust approach.”

The police chief warned motorists and residents to expects increased traffic.

He said: “Obviously, with a large amount of people in one area of the city, I would advise drivers to plan their route accordingly to avoid delays.”

Sheffield United fans travelled to White Hart Lane last week for the first leg of the semi-final.