Strong police presence expected ahead of Lincoln City and Nuneaton game after last season's violence between fans
Football hooligans are being warned there will be a strong police presence ahead of Lincoln City’s crucial visit to Nuneaton on Saturday.
It comes after more than 80 football fans were arrested after police in riot gear were deployed ahead of last season’s clash between the two clubs.
Warwickshire Police were called out when rival fans clashed outside a pub in the town in the hours building up to the fixture at Liberty Way in March.
With around 600 Imps fans expected to travel to the game Lincolnshire Police have today confirmed they will work closely with their Warwickshire colleagues and the British Transport Police.
Trains from Lincoln to the West Midlands will be monitored closely throughout the morning and ‘football spotters’ will also be in operation.
Speaking to the Echo, PC Andy Pearson said: “The last thing we want is a repeat of last year’s violence.
“There will be adequate policing throughout the day and we will work very closely with our colleagues.
“We have to get the message out there that football violence in totally unacceptable and that there is no place for football hooligans in our game.”
A win for the Imps will see them move into the play-offs and continue their fine start to the season under Gary Simpson.