Monday, April 30, 2012
By Organic Bull
Temporary Chief Inspector Martin Taylor, from the Police Command Team in Hereford, has today confirmed that a police operation is in place ahead of Hereford United's all important League Two fixture against Torquay United on Saturday 5 May.
The fixture - which kicks off at 3pm - is likely to attract the biggest crowd of the season to Edgar Street and police are anxious supporters can enjoy the occasion without incident.
Torquay have already sold their entire allocation of 1300 tickets while Hereford United fans are encouraged to buy tickets from the club in advance to ensure they can get into the game on the day.
Temporary Chief Inspector Taylor said:
"We realise that interest in this game is huge and that it is very important to both clubs, but we do need to ensure the game passes off without incident off the field.
"Therefore a police operation will be in place on the day to ensure the safety of everyone attending the game and this operation will also ensure that any away fans who do not have a valid match ticket will be turned away.
"Although at the present time the match is not all ticket for home supporters, we would also encourage Bulls fans to buy their tickets in advance because there will be no entry to the game once all the tickets are sold.
"It goes without saying that for safety reasons we cannot allow fans to enter Edgar Street once the capacity is reached.
"The aim of our policing operation to ensure genuine supporters from both sides can enjoy the game in safety without interference. There have been very few problems at Edgar Street this season and our aim is to ensure that Saturday's game is equally trouble free.
"Finally, on behalf of the Herefordshire Territorial Policing Unit, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish the Bulls all the very best ahead of this vital game."