Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wed: Fans given fireworks warning

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium
Image caption 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."

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