Public drinking warning head of Hibs v Rangers clash

SUPPORTERS heading to the Hibs v Rangers match on Wednesday have been warned that drinking in the street will not be tolerated.

Monday, 11th December 2017, 4:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:25 pm
The match kicks off at Easter Road tomorrow evening. Picture: Wikicommons

The teams kick off their Premiership tie at 7.45pm with the match at Easter Road expected to attract a crowd of over 20,000.

Police say there will be a high visibility police presence in and around the ground and throughout the city.

Fans will also be searched entering the stadium.

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Match Commander for the event, Chief Inspector Alun Williams said: “Ensuring the safety of all those who will attend the match is our priority, and it’s essential that supporters act in a responsible manner that does not put themselves or others at risk.

“As such, flares, fireworks or any controlled containers, which could cause harm if thrown, are strictly forbidden from the ground.

“Officers will be doing searches on approaches and at the turnstiles, and anyone carrying those items, or alcohol or attempting to enter whilst drunk, is liable to arrest and prosecution.

“The roads around Easter Road are always busy on match day, and a sell-out midweek fixture is likely to result in localised congestion.”