Port Vale policing
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Port Vale policing has attracted some controversy over the years including disputes over the charges and unfortunately a number of unsavoury incidents involving fans. Here is our coverage.
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According to reports, Port Vale ground staff have estimated that around 200 seats were damaged in last night’s Checkatrade Trophy game against Stoke City U21.
Staffordshire Police have said “the behaviour of a significant section of those in the away stand was unacceptable” after violence flared during Port Vale’s 4-0 win over Stoke City U21.
Port Vale have changed the kick-off time for their Checkatrade Trophy game against Stoke City U21 after consulting the police.
Staffordshire Police have appealed for help in identifying several individuals (we hesitate to call them “fans” if they are potentially involved in violence) involved in violence at the Grimsby Town v Port Vale game.
A freedom of information request by the BBC has shown the policing number at most Port Vale home matches last season.
Ipswich Town have won a landmark court case about police costs in a case that could affect all Football League clubs.
Port Vale FC Chairman Norman Smurthwaite has issued a statement after there was various incidents in and around the away stand on Saturday.
Bristol Rovers chairman Steve Hamer has asked Port Vale FC and Staffordshire Police to provide reports on incidents in the away stand on Saturday.
The Sentinel newspaper reports that a Police cordon is in place after a hand grenade was reportedly found at Vale Park.
A freedom of information request from OVF to Staffordshire Police has revealed surprising policing levels for games at Vale Park.
Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis has commissioned an independent review into the way football matches are policed in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
OVF would like to ask Vale fans to be patient as it works with the Football Supporters Federation on an effective complaint about excessive policing measures at Port Vale FC.
OVF editor Rob Fielding criticises comments by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis after he announced he would investigate policing at the Doncaster game.
Port Vale chairman Norman Smuthwaite has attacked the Police for “dictatorial and disproportionate actions” after the club’s game against Doncaster was deemed high risk.
OVF Editor Rob Fielding argues that the police must learn to work better with the football club.
OVF Editor Rob Fielding believes that there is no excuse for excessive policing charges and that recent court cases could open the way for Vale to take legal action if there is any evidence of such behaviour.
Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Mike Cunningham has apologised for a series of ‘organisational’ blunders during Port Vale’s match against Wolves.