Inquiry after flare set off at Norwich City match

Police and football club officials are investigating after a flare was set off by a member of the crowd during a recent Norwich City game.

The club is believed to have received complaints from several fans, including those who had attended with children, following the match at Carrow Road against Leicester on September 28.

A statement from club officials said a 'smoke device' had been set off.

A spokesman added: 'The club is working with police to identify the supporters involved.

'Any fans identified via CCTV images and/or first-hand witness accounts as being responsible for the incident will face a ban from watching games at Carrow Road in future.

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'The club takes the health and safety of its supporters and staff very seriously indeed and such devices are clearly unsafe and in direct contravention of the Football League Ground Regulations.

'Anyone found attempting to bring any such devices into the stadium in the future will also face a ban from games at Carrow Road.'

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A Norfolk police spokesman said: 'The constabulary is aware of an incident during the Norwich City/Leicester game in which a smoke flare was set off in the grandstand and officers are working in partnership with Norwich City Football Club to identify those responsible.'

Witnesses should contact Norfolk police on 0845 4564567.

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