Extra police to patrol local area for Rangers v Celtic clash

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Extra police will be drafted into the local area to quell the threat of disorder when Rangers face Celtic tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s Old Firm clash – the first of the season – will be screened live on Sky Sports at midday.

Despite the fact the Premiership fixture is being held in Ibrox, in the south side of Glasgow, there will be a larger local police presence than usual tomorrow.

Fife Police says that extra cops will be deployed.

A statement said: “As part of the on-going anti-violence initiative, Operation Path, extra officers will be deployed across Fife this weekend.

“These patrols will coincide with the Rangers v’s Celtic match at Ibrox, Glasgow this Saturday.

“The officers involved will be visiting licensed premises and carrying out high visibility reassurance patrols throughout the division.”

As part of the on-going anti-violence initiative, Operation Path, extra officers will be deployed across Fife this…

Posted by Fife Police Division on Friday, 22 September 2017

Sergeant Mather from Levenmouth Police Station added: “Unfortunately, emotions can sometimes run high as a result of this fixture.

“Supporters are encouraged to enjoy the game, drink in moderation and make sure their actions do not spill over into criminal behaviour.”

Celtic’s previous game was Wednesday’s Betfred Cup tie at Dundee, after which a 20-year-old man was charged with assaulting a police officer after being refused entry to Dens Park.

Police also stated that seven people, thought to be males, were ejected from the ground for smoking.

Police release details of a criminal charge from last night’s Dundee v Celtic clash

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