Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wed: Fans given fireworks warning

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough FC and Cleveland Police say they have a zero tolerance policy towards fireworks

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."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tees

Weather

Middlesbrough

10 °C 9 °C

Features

  • Witley Court in Worcestershire Abandoned mansions

    What happened to England's lost stately homes?


  • Tray of beer being carried10 Things

    Beer is less likely to slosh than coffee, and other nuggets


  • Spoon and buckwheatSoul food

    The grain that tells you a lot about Russia's state of mind


  • Woman readingWeekendish

    The best reads you need to catch up on


  • Salim Rashid SuriThe Singing Sailor

    The young Omani who became a pre-war fusion music hit


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.