Police launch investigation into handling of fans and Ipswich v Norwich game

An investigation has been launched into the way police dealt with fans during the Ipswich Town and Norwich City match last month.

Suffolk police announced that an internal inquiry would be made into the planning of the operation and the way travelling supporters were handled after trouble broke out between fans.

The investigation comes after complaints were made to Suffolk police by Norwich City Football club, and supporters, about the way fans were controlled before and after the match at Portman Road, Ipswich.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: 'Suffolk Police has launched an internal enquiry into its handling of the recent game between Ipswich Town and Norwich City football clubs.

'The force has received an official complaint from Norwich City Football Club as well as correspondence from a handful of supporters.

'We will be examining the planning that went into the policing operation as well as focusing on the way in which travelling supporters were dealt with prior to the kick-off. We hope to conclude our report before the end of May, but will be meeting with club officials in the next seven days in order to agree the parameters of the enquiry.'