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Police warn fans over Leeds Milwall match

Elland Road
Police will be deployed at Elland Road and in the city centre

A large number of police officers were in place in Leeds to deter trouble at Leeds United's home game against Millwall on Monday.

West Yorkshire Police said officers were deployed around the Elland Road stadium and in Leeds city centre throughout the day until late evening.

A force spokesman said it wanted to adopt "a robust approach" to gather evidence for football banning orders.

He said it had secured more banning orders this year than any other force.

Speaking before the game, match commander Ch Supt Mark Milsom said: "Relations between the two sides seem to have improved recently with very little disorder during their four fixtures last season.

"However, we are aware that there is a small minority of fans who start trouble or look to become involved in it if the opportunity arises, so we are putting in a lot of planning for this fixture to ensure that this improvement continues.

"There is always the potential for disorder, so we have put plans in place to deal with any problems as they arise. "



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