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Swindon/Gillingham Match Behind Closed Doors?

Swindon/Gillingham Match Behind Closed Doors?

SwindonTown are scheduled to travel to Priestfield on the 21st April however a row between Kent Police and Gillingham Football Club could ensure the game is closed behind closed doors.

The police has specific intelligence stating there is a high risk of disorder at this fixture and now the local council have now slapped a prohibition notice on the match preventing supporters from attending unless Gills can come to an agreement with the Kent Police.

This fixture has always had it`s history of trouble and with Town looking to celebrate promotion and fans being their in their numbers, the police are worried of more serious disorder at the match.

Gillingham Councillor Mike O`Brien, told Kent Online that the council had little choice but to slap a prohibition notice on the match due to the risks involved.
Councillor O`Brien said, 'We have done this following advice from Kent Police that they have specific intelligence concerning the match and its fans.

'We are satisfied that the intelligence provided shows the police are clearly right to have serious concerns about public order at the ground and that the risk is so serious for fans that, until steps have been taken to reduce it to a reasonable level through agreeing adequate policing levels, spectators will be prohibited from attending the match.  

The Councillor said he was hopeful an arrangement could be sorted out between Gillingham FC and the Kent Police.

Swindon Town fans are anxiously awaiting the results of this with many fans already booking train tickets to get to Gillingham to watch Swindon Town potentially win the League Two Championship.

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Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Wednesday April 11 2012
Time: 12:16PM

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