August 3, 2012 10.26 pm This story is over 109 months old

Lincoln City Leicester match cancelled over security fears

Security fears: Police agree with Lincoln Imps to cancel friendly match against Leicester on the grounds of public safety.

Lincolnshire Police and Lincoln City FC agreed to cancel a friendly home match against Leicester City on Saturday, August 4, due to security fears.

Police received information that this match may be disrupted by people travelling to Lincoln with the intention of causing serious disorder in the city.

It has been decided to cancel the match on the grounds of public safety. No further details have been released.

Chief Inspector Kieran English said: “We understand that fans will be disappointed about the cancellation of this match but it is a friendly fixture rather than a league game and our primary concern is the safety and welfare of the general public.

“We have carefully assessed the plans and preparations we have in place for such events and have concluded, with regret, that the risk to the public is just too great.

“We are very grateful to Lincoln City Football Club for agreeing to cancel this fixture on the grounds of safety of their fans and the public of Lincoln”.

The club will later release information as to how supporters can obtain a refund should they have pre-purchased tickets.

Source: Lincolnshire Police

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