British Transport Police at Fratton station

Portsmouth vs Southampton: Pictures show heavy police presence in Fratton ahead of derby

A large scale police operation is underway in Portsmouth ahead of the south coast derby in the Carabao Cup tonight. 

Hampshire Constabulary have a heavy presence in the area around Fratton Park this evening and British Transport Police are patroling trains as well as Fratton station. You can follow all the build up in our live blog here. 

British Transport Police at Fratton station
British Transport Police at Fratton station
Ben Fishwick
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British Transport Police at Fratton station
British Transport Police at Fratton station
Habibur Rahman
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Police on patrol in Goldsmith Avenue in Fratton, near Fratton Park
Police on patrol in Goldsmith Avenue in Fratton, near Fratton Park
Habibur Rahman
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Police van outside Fratton station ahead of the Pompey vs Southampton game
Police van outside Fratton station ahead of the Pompey vs Southampton game
Byron Melton
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