Advice to fans ahead of Dundee United v Celtic game

Police in Glenrothes are appealing for information. Pic John Devlin.

Police in Glenrothes are appealing for information. Pic John Devlin.

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A capacity crowd is expected between for the football match between Dundee United FC and Celtic FC game tomorrow (Friday) and officers are urging fans to enjoy the game responsibly.

Kick off for the game is at 7.45pm and those attending are asked to plan their journey in advance and arrive at the ground in plenty of time.

Police officers will be active outside the ground to prevent the misuse of alcohol and there will be stop checks carried out on supporters’ buses en route to the game.

Superintendent Tony Beveridge said: “We are looking forward to what will be an excellent fixture between the two clubs and we want both sets of supporters to enjoy the occasion in a manner that does credit to themselves and their clubs.

“Our officers will be visible in the area around the ground and elsewhere in the city and we will be working closely with club officials and stewards to ensure a safe and enjoyable occasion for everyone. Fans are liable to be searched before entering the ground and anyone trying to get in whilst in possession of alcohol or pyrotechnics or who is drunk will be refused entry and may be arrested.

“We know the vast majority of supporters and their families will be there to enjoy a great match and will do so responsibly.”