Extra police for football clash

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EXTRA police will be on duty in Barnsley this weekend when the town’s football club plays Millwall at Oakwell.

Superintendent David Hartley of South Yorkshire Police: “We understand the passion involved in football, especially towards the end of the season, and we want everyone to enjoy the fixture by acting responsibly before, during and after the match.

“We have planned the policing of this event with Barnsley Football Club and have extra resources in place to deal with this fixture.

“We will be taking an extremely tough line on anyone that is involved in football-related disorder.”

Supt Hartley said anyone caught behaving in an anti-social manner could be banned from future games.

He added: “Police and the club stewards will be present at all entrances of the ground and anyone who attends the turnstiles under the influence of alcohol or in possession of any illegal substances or objects that may cause harm to themselves or others will be refused entry.”

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