Police warned Edinburgh One Direction ‘obsessives’

Police were warned to prepare for 'obsessive fans' at the recent One Direction concert at Murrayfield. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Police were warned to prepare for 'obsessive fans' at the recent One Direction concert at Murrayfield. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

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DOCUMENTS released by Police Scotland have revealed that officers and stewards at the recent One Direction concert at Murrayfield were warned to be prepared for behaviour akin to Beatlemania.

In a brefing given to the 1300 on duty ahead of the 57,000 sell-out gig they were also warned to be on the look-out for “threats” including “obsessive fans”, early queuing and “fixated individuals” looking to use the concert to get publicity for “causes”.

They were warned that 50 per cent of the audience would be unaccompanied teeners

The safety operation surrounding at the concert cost in the region of £33,000 - the cost being met by the promoters DF Concerts.

Police chiefs revealed details of the briefing published in a circulated document called “Intelligence and /or threats”.

In the event the concert passed very smoothly with only three arrests for alcohol related offences, including breach of the peace and assaults.