Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wed: Fans given fireworks warning
- 31 August 2013
- From the section Tees
Football fans are being warned not to bring fireworks into the Riverside Stadium ahead of Middlesbrough FC's game against Sheffield Wednesday.
The warning comes after a smoke bomb was set off during last Sunday's 2-2 draw at Wigan's DW Stadium.
Cleveland Police said it was a criminal offence to bring, discharge or be found in possession of any fireworks, flares or smoke bombs.
Anyone caught with them could face prosecution and a banning order.
Supt Mark Thornton said: "Fans need to consider the safety of themselves and others around them and not put people in danger by taking these items to the match."