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Amnesty on flares and smoke grenades at York City

An amnesty on flares and smoke grenades has been held by police at a pre-season football match in York today.

A red bin was placed outside Bootham Crescent ahead of York City's friendly with Sheffield Wednesday. Police want to encourage fans to drop off any flares or smoke grenades which can be dangerous and are illegal to set off in football grounds and other public places.

Pyroamnesty at Bootham Crescent

*North Yorkshire Police's Football Liaison Officers are holding a Pyrotechnics Amnesty at Bootham Crescent today. *

The initiative is being held with the support of York City Football Club to raise awareness of the dangers and the law around flares and smoke grenades which many people believe are harmless. **

A red bin will be placed outside the ground where fans can drop off any flares or smoke grenades ahead of today's pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday.**

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Worthington's Minstermen in 'good spirits' before play-off

York City are also in play-off action at home to Fleetwood Town in the first leg of their League Two semi-final.

It has been an extraordinary season for the Nigel Worthington's Minstermen. At the turn of the year they were 22nd in the League, just above the relegation zone.

But victory against tomorrow's opponents at the beginning of February was the start of a club record run of 17 games without defeat - form that took them into the final play-off place.

John Shires has been speaking to York boss Nigel Worthington:

Volunteers to help jog memories at York City game

Volunteers from the charity 'Missing People' will be appealing for information about Megan Roberts at York City's home match on Saturday.

Megan has been missing for two weeks

They will be asking fans at Bootham Crescent if they saw the 20-year-old university student on the night she disappeared a fortnight ago after partying with friends.

It is believed she may have drowned after falling into the River Ouse, near Lendal Bridge, but despite extensive searches, her body has not been found.

York City sign Lowe on permanent deal

York City have signed centre-half Keith Lowe on a permanent deal.

Lowe had been on loan from Cheltenham Town Credit: Press Association

The 28 year-old had been on loan from Cheltenham Town since November, but has now signed a two and a half year deal.

Lowe made nine League appearances for The Minstermen and leaves Cheltenham Town having made 133 appearances, scoring eight goals.

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