Police presence at Peterborough United’s ground on Saturday after 200 people gathered outside pitch last night

There will be a police presence at Peterborough United’s ground on Saturday to prevent more anti-social behaviour as Posh aim for promotion.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:30 pm

Last night around 200 people gathered outside Peterborough United’s Weston Homes Stadium when Posh looked on course for promotion.

A number of the fans let off flares, and there were reports of some anti-social behaviour.

While police were already at the scene, more officers were needed as the crowd grew.

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Fans let off flares outside the stadium last night. Pic and video: Sophie Wood

Sadly, Posh let a two goal lead slip last night - meaning they didn’t secure a return to the English football’s second tier - but they will have another chance when they play Lincoln City at home on Saturday. Lincoln are the only team that can prevent Posh getting promoted, and a draw is enough for Darren Ferguson’s men on Saturday.

To prevent similar scenes happening on Saturday, a police presence will be in place during the match.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “Just before 8.30pm last night (Tuesday), a group of fans gathered outside the Weston Homes Stadium in London Road in light of Peterborough United’s possible promotion. A policing response was already in place, however as crowds drew bigger, further officers were deployed to the area.

“It is believed a crowd of up to about 200 people gathered and a small number of them acted anti-socially with fireworks and flares being let off towards the ground.

“By the end of the match groups had dispersed without further issue. No arrests were made.

“We are working in tandem with Peterborough United and Peterborough City Council, and our officers will be deployed to the area of the stadium this coming Saturday to ensure public safety, engage with fans and encourage them to abide by Covid regulations.”