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Norwich City among Premier League clubs to review security after Paris attacks

09:11 18 November 2015

The Norwich City fans give their side a deserved round of applause at the end of the Premier League match at Manchester City. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The Norwich City fans give their side a deserved round of applause at the end of the Premier League match at Manchester City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City will be among the clubs at a Premier League meeting which will look at security measures after the Paris massacres.

Following the weekend’s terror attacks in Paris, which targeted the Stade de France, the Premier League will hold a meeting to address safety measures tomorrow.

League officials have been liaising with police and the government, and will feed back to clubs at the meeting.

A statement from the Premier League said: “We are actively engaged with our security advisers and the appropriate authorities, including the Home Office and senior representatives from the police, to assess current security guidance to Premier League clubs.

“There is a club meeting later this week where a full security briefing will be given.

“Following that, further guidance will be issued to the clubs as well as a public statement so fans are fully aware of what to expect when arriving at stadiums.”

The Premier League has also indicated that it is not able to offer guidance to fans of specific clubs until later this week.

Is security at football matches adequate? You can leave your comments below.

4 comments

  • I agree with Wiv - and whatever measures are taken I will happily go along with them. These scrotes are not going to stop any of us going to football.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • An open society is always vulnerable to opportunist terrorists and I would rather that it remained open than we shut ourselves away from it all.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • this will depend upon how much 'security' fans would be expected to go through to attend a match. Will we see a system akin to that of boarding an airline with all bags xrayed and all pockets etc emptied, with the massive time delay of getting 25000 into a ground. Or a system of random frisking, which can give rise to all the problems stop and search has had. Or would intelligence led profiling be the way to go. I dont envy the authorities on this one.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • In the 16 years I've been a Season Ticket holder in the Barclay I've never felt unsafe or known of any safety issues. You can't imagine someone targeting Norwich or what they would get out of it, but then you never know, they may see us as an easier target when one of the bigger teams are visiting.

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    6FingerGiant

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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