Police thank East Lancashire derby football fans

Police have thanked football fans following the East Lancashire derby between Burnley and Blackburn Rovers at Turf Moor.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw and passed off without any major incident and seven arrests.

Working closely with both clubs, a policing operation was put in place and the Blackburn fans were bussed in from Ewood Park.

“We said from the outset that the overwhelming majority of supporters of both teams are law abiding citizens who are passionate about supporting their football team. The operation was put in place to make sure that people could enjoy the occasion and get to and from the ground safely.

“The small number of arrests shows that between ourselves and the two football clubs, we have ensured that fans have been able to enjoy the game safely.”

– Silver Commander Superintendent Terry Woods

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