Police warn zero tolerance to violence ahead of Millwall clash


Humberside Police have warned they will adopt a policy of zero tolerance towards trouble-makers from Millwall and Grimsby Town travelling by train to their respective fixtures this weekend.

Millwall travel to face the Iron at Glanford Park, whilst Grimsby Town face Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium in an early kick off in League Two.

Police have confirmed they will be mounting a a three-way operation, with officers from Humberside, South Yorkshire and British Transport Police on hand to avoid a potential flare-up at Doncaster railway station.

Insp Will Jenkins, the match commander for the Iron’s match against Millwall, said: “We are working in partnership with our colleagues in South Yorkshire Police – who are leading on the Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers match – and British Transport Police to ensure that both matches are safe, enjoyable, family occasions.

“A zero tolerance approach will be taken towards anyone planning to come along to get involved in violence and disorder.

“This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated and we will take the strongest possible action against anyone found to be involved.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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