Daily Express

Fight fear at derby

- By Mike Wal­ters Crime · Watford · Watford F.C. · Luton · London Luton Airport · Bedfordshire

PO­LICE have or­dered a 12.30pm kick- off for Wat­ford’s derby with Lu­ton on Satur­day to pre­vent crowd trou­ble – de­spite no fans be­ing ad­mit­ted.

In­tel­li­gence sug­gests hooli­gans may be plan­ning to travel from Bed­ford­shire to Wat­ford town cen­tre. Ex­tra of­fi­cers will be drafted in to mon­i­tor train sta­tions and ma­jor traf­fic routes.

Chief Supt Matt Ni­cholls said: “Any­one who comes into Hert­ford­shire to cause crim­i­nal dam­age, vi­o­lence or anti- so­cial be­hav­iour can ex­pect to be ar­rested.”

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