/ Police message ahead of the Manchester Derby

Superintendent Julie Ellison, Match Commander for the Manchester Derby, said: “The derby this Sunday will undoubtedly be an important game for Manchester’s football fans.

“We’re expecting lots of supporters to head in to Manchester to watch the teams play and we’ve been working closely with officials from both clubs, along with fan groups, in the lead up to the match to ensure that everyone can enjoy the game in a safe environment.

“Those travelling in to the city to watch the game should allow plenty of time to contend with traffic and security checks at the Etihad Stadium as fans come together to watch the teams play.

“Kick off is at 4:30pm and officers will be around the stadium and the city centre throughout the day so please do speak to them if you have any concerns before, during or after the match."

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