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Football: Brighton's fate to be decided in play offs

Brighton & Hove Albion's Dale Stephens (centre) scored the side's only goal at the Riverside Stadium Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Brighton and Hove Albion have narrowly missed out on automatic promotion to football's Premier League today after drawing one all at Middlesbrough. The Seagulls' fate will now be decided in the play offs.

'Fantastic atmosphere' at Brighton's Amex Stadium

Fans watch Brighton's clash with Middlesbrough on big screen at Amex Stadium

Football fans have gathered at the home ground of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club to watch their side's clash with Middlesbrough on the big screen. It's being described as an event with a 'fantastic atmosphere'.

Fans watch the match with bated breath
Fans gaze in wonder at match

Football: Seagulls away - Winner takes all on Teesside

The fans at Middlebrough v Brighton & Hove Albion Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

It's a case of winner takes all at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium today where Brighton & Hove Albion football club know a win can take them into the Premier League.

Chris Hughton's side are competing for football's most lucrative prize - a promotion worth more than 150 million pounds.

Middlesbrough and Brighton are level on points in the Championship's second and third spots - victory for Brighton will send them up, anything less means their fate lies in the play offs.


Police concerned for welfare of missing man in Brighton

Christopher Chitolie has been missing since 10 April Credit: Sussex Police

Have you seen Christopher Chitolie?

The 57-year-old has not been seen since Friday 10 April and his family and friends are becoming increasingly worried about him.

Christopher, who is originally from Hackney in London but now lives in the Bristol Estate in Brighton, is suffering from dementia and may be confused about where he is and where he is trying to go.

He is black, 5' 6" and of medium build. His hair is greying and he often wears a black and grey flat cap. He was clean shaven when he was last seen but may have grey stubble now.

Christopher was reported missing by his family on Sunday. He may be wearing a black hooded jacket, a blue Ralph Lauren jumper, black combat trousers and a charcoal canvas deck shoes, and carrying a black and grey Nike rucksack.

It has now been several days since Christopher was last seen so we are becoming extremely concerned for his welfare.

We need to speak to anyone who may have seen him or could have any idea where he is.

– PC Charlotte Morriss

Anyone with information should email quoting serial 1134 of 12/04 or call 101.

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