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Lancashire Police to investigate alleged 'pepper spray' incident

The video appears to show police using pepper spray against Stoke fans

Lancashire Police say'll they'll investigate after officers appeared to use pepper spray against football fans during Preston's game against Stoke.

Footage of the incident, which involved Stoke City's fans has been shared widely across social media. It happened at half time during Saturday evening's game against Preston North End at Deepdale.

Lancashire Police say there'll be a post-match debrief on Tuesday to discuss what happened.

Firstly let me say I'm the football officer for PNE. I'm a PC & have been working football operations for 12 years..every game home & away. I take everything that happens at PNE games personally & I can assure all Stoke City fans that the incident that occurred at half time today will be fully investigated. There will be a post match debrief on Tuesday and all the commanders involved in today's operation will attend.

– PC Paul Elliott, Lancashire Police