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New security measures introduced


Filed: Thursday, 15th March 2018
By: Staff Writer


It has been confirmed that new security measures will be introduced in time for West Ham United's next home match.

Following a meeting fo the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) on Thursday, it was declared that stadium operators LS185 had been ordered to beef up their security following the disturbances that took place during West Ham's 3-0 home defeat atgainst Burnley last weekend.

And that means Hammers fans are likely to see a greatly increased police presence inside the stadium, whilst the area underneath the Directors' Box - that was filled by angry fans last weekend chanting anti-Board messages - will be cordened off.

"The London Stadium Safety Advisory Group met today and found that a small minority of spectators from within a very large crowd caused an unprecedented level of disorder at multiple locations across the stadium, which would have been almost impossible for any security team to manage," read an SAG statement.

"Whilst some issues in the security regime were identified it is recognised that the operation were stretched significantly by the scale and volume of incidents and stopped most attempted pitch incursions successfully.

"In response, a series of measures will be introduced for the next fixture including: increased stewarding, enhanced pitch security and a significantly larger police presence.

"The SAG has made specific requests to the stadium operators for the next fixture including police present inside and outside the stadium, bolstering the response teams, restricting access to the area in front of the directors’ box and a review of spectator movement around the stadium."

West Ham aslo confirmed that life bans will be given to those supporters found guilty of "violent or aggravating conduct".





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