British Transport Police issue warning ahead of weekend football fixture - Grimsby
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British Transport Police will be taking robust action against anti social behaviour this weekend after several incidents occurred following a recent Grimsby Town football match.
Officers will be stepping up patrols on Saturday (9 September) for Grimsby Town's away day fixture at Bradford.
A number of people have been identified and are being investigated for public order offences after drunken and abusive behaviour broke out on board a train from Grimsby to Nottingham following a Grimsby Town match on Saturday August 12.
Investigations continue to identify the remaining suspects.
Increased high visibility and covert patrols will be taking place on key routes in a bid to deter further incidents.
Sergeant Bob Smith said: "Anti social behaviour will never be tolerated - whether football related or not. Incidents like these make other passengers intimidated and fearful of their safety - the railway is for everyone not just the few.
"We know many football fans simply want to travel home safely after enjoying their team play but a small minority insist on making the journey uncomfortable for everyone else.
"We will be stepping up patrols to deter any repeat of the recent disorder and to reassure passengers that we will be ready to step in and swiftly deal with anyone who behaves in an anti social manner."