Police warn football fans ahead of Dons and Hibs clash


Police have warned football fans they will clamp down on any antisocial behaviour at a crunch match in the city.

Officers have also called on fans planning to attend the Aberdeen FC v Hibernian FC match at Pittodrie tomorrow, which starts at 3pm, to arrive early and allow additional time for their journeys.

A search operation at the stadium will be in place.

Match commander Chief Inspector Murray Main said: “Police will be present at the fixture within the grounds, outside and across the city to assist in managing any traffic or other issues.

“I would like to remind fans that alcohol will not be permitted within the stadium and that any antisocial behaviour will be firmly dealt with at the time or if necessary retrospectively. It is an offence to drink alcohol within the stadium and when travelling by bus to and from the game. Those who attend the ground in an intoxicated state will not be permitted access and risk being arrested.”

He added: “While I want people to come to the city and enjoy this game of football, I must warn those intent on spoiling it for fans of both sides, particularly those who may be tempted to take pyrotechnics to the match.”