Police Issue Pre-Derby Message

Last updated : 17 April 2009 By Site Editor

As in recent years no alcohol will be avaliable from outside the ground before 12 noon.

Officer in charge Superintendent John Everitt commented: "This will be an exciting game for both teams. Last year's game was a great success and a 'recipe' in partnership with Ipswich Town Football Club, which will be used again this year.

"We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour, violence, racial chanting, mindless vandalism or any alcohol fuelled disorder. We will replicate the tactics used in escorting visitors to and from Portman Road and will delay visitors leaving the stadium after the final whistle to prevent any disorder.

"We will continue our use of firm but fair policing to ensure the safety of those attending the game and those members of the public wishing to go about their normal business."

Further East Anglian Derby Build up Coverage:
Click here for a Historical Photo Gallery of Town Vs Norwich
Click here for a Historical Comparison of Town and Norwich
Click here for a History of the East Anglian Derby
Click here for a review of what happened last time at Portman Road