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 Post subject: HIGH RISK MATCH
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:33 pm 
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Received the following explanation from Durham and Darlington Crime commissioner for the over the top police attendance against Hartlepool
"The Fixture was graded as Category C (high risk) due to historical rivalry between clubs that resulted in serious disorder and damage together with current intelligence suggesting that a large number of risk supporters were attending Darlington with intent on causing disorder.

Intelligence came true that a large number of opposing risk attended the game who required a police escort to the ground as a significant number of home risk were attempting to locate them.

The key Strategic Intentions were to promote public confidence and reassurance by creating a safe environment and minimise the risk to the public and those attending the match.

There was pre-planned disorder resulting in 3 arrests." God knows what they would do if 200 poolies came!


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH RISK MATCH
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:57 pm 
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We had some discussion on the way to Curzon that maybe the police were using it as a practice as they did at Salford once but apparently not. Better safe than sorry after the Spenny shenanigans?


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH RISK MATCH
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:04 pm 
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Isn't it possible that the "over the top" Police presence prevented problems happening?

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 Post subject: Re: HIGH RISK MATCH
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:12 pm 
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So we had to pay for their training exercise :silent:


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH RISK MATCH
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:22 pm 
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Darlopartisan wrote:
So we had to pay for their training exercise :silent:


I asked the same question on the night to a club official and we didn’t pay towards police costs. If Hartlepool had sold 500/600 tickets it might have been mayhem so best the polocenplan for it.


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 Post subject: Re: HIGH RISK MATCH
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:42 am 
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quakersfan wrote:
Darlopartisan wrote:
So we had to pay for their training exercise :silent:


I asked the same question on the night to a club official and we didn’t pay towards police costs. If Hartlepool had sold 500/600 tickets it might have been mayhem so best the polocenplan for it.


I always thought that we were only responsible for policing costs inside the ground?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:19 pm 
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Darlo_Pete wrote:
quakersfan wrote:
Darlopartisan wrote:
So we had to pay for their training exercise :silent:


I asked the same question on the night to a club official and we didn’t pay towards police costs. If Hartlepool had sold 500/600 tickets it might have been mayhem so best the polocenplan for it.


I always thought that we were only responsible for policing costs inside the ground?


That is correct... There have been numerous court cases where police have lost when trying to charge for policing outside...

However, policing public areas is not clubs responsibility... The area from main road to ground is something police may be able to charge for as its private land. It's a bit more complicated that bit

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:20 pm 
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eddie-rowles wrote:
Received the following explanation from Durham and Darlington Crime commissioner for the over the top police attendance against Hartlepool
"The Fixture was graded as Category C (high risk) due to historical rivalry between clubs that resulted in serious disorder and damage together with current intelligence suggesting that a large number of risk supporters were attending Darlington with intent on causing disorder.

Intelligence came true that a large number of opposing risk attended the game who required a police escort to the ground as a significant number of home risk were attempting to locate them.

The key Strategic Intentions were to promote public confidence and reassurance by creating a safe environment and minimise the risk to the public and those attending the match.

There was pre-planned disorder resulting in 3 arrests." God knows what they would do if 200 poolies came!


A sensible decision considering the potential for silliness!

Darlopartisan wrote:
So we had to pay for their training exercise :silent:


Don't the club only pay for police costs inside the ground?


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