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Preston North End issue club statement after criminal damage to stadium

Posted on - 4th October, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Preston North End
Deepdale: home of Preston North End

Deepdale: home of Preston North End

Preston North End have issued a club statement following a number of incidents of criminal damage around Deepdale.

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Extensive damage has been caused to the fixtures and fittings of the ground, fires have been started and members of staff at the club have been threatened.

There are fears that the fires started have the potential to cause significant damage to the stadium and surrounding club property.

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Mark Farnworth, club safety officer, said: “We are working closely with the police to identify those involved to ensure that they are prosecuted to the full extent.

“If required, the club will seek to sue individuals for civil trespass and obtain court injunctions to keep them off Preston North End property.

“If anyone has any information as to the identity of those involved please contact the police or the club, all information will remain confidential.

“It’s your club and we need your help to stop this anti-social behaviour.”

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