Police play-off warning

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Lancashire police are urging football supporters attending the play off final in Chorley tomorrow to get their early.

Chorley FC play AFC Fylde in the play-off final of the Evostik Division 1 North at Victory Park tomorrow with the winners gaining promotion to the Evostik Premier Division.

A crowd of over 2,000 is expected with 500 fans making the relatively short journey from the Fylde Coast.

Supporters are being urged to arrive in good time and keep their cars locked and not to leave any valuables on show.

People should also keep their phones, wallets and bags close to them when walking to and from the ground.

There will be a police presence at the game and officers are warning anyone who is thinking of causing trouble not to bother as they will be dealt with.

Inspector Steve Evans said: “It is certainly a very exciting day for both these clubs as they look to cap off their excellent seasons with that one victory that will see them promoted.

“There will be a police presence at the ground but we want to make sure that all those people attending the game take the necessary precautions and keep valuables safe and cars locked.

“We don’t want to give criminals that opportune moment to pounce.

“Should anyone be thinking of coming to Victory Park to cause trouble them my message is simple – do not bother as you will be dealt with.

“The main aim of our policing operation is to make sure that everyone can enjoy the game safely.”