Pompey fans warned to keep out of trouble

Pompey fans are being urged to be on their best behaviour
Pompey fans are being urged to be on their best behaviour
Pompey's Brett Pitman scores a penalty in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Walsall at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

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Fans travelling to Shrewsbury for tomorrow’s final game of the season are being warned to stay out of trouble.

Shropshire police says extra officers will be out in force in the town to ensure genuine supporters remain safe and have a good time.

Chief Inspector Paul Moxley, from West Mercia Police, said the police were not there to curb supporters’ fun but that they would deal swiftly and firmly with any trouble makers.

He said: ‘The game is ticket-only and has sold out for away fans and there will be no entry for those without a ticket.

‘I would strongly advise Portsmouth supporters who don’t have a ticket not to travel to Shrewsbury and also warn the minority who might be looking to cause a problem that we will no be tolerating any trouble-makers.

‘There will be a highly visible police presence with extra officers out on the streets to ensure that this last game of the season is not spoilt for the genuine fans or for our residents.’