Extra police on duty in South Yorkshire for Bank Holiday Sunday football matches

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Police chiefs in South Yorkshire are gearing up for 40,000 football fans watching matches in South Yorkshire over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Barnsley FC will play host to Rochdale FC; Doncaster Rovers will play Scunthorpe United and Sheffield United will play Chesterfield - all kicking off at 12.15pm on Sunday, May 3.

Extra police officers have been drafted in to keep fans safe.

Superintendent Shaun Morley, who is the Police Commander for fixtures, said: “We are planning for a safe, enjoyable event for everyone attending.

“It’s a busy policing day for the force but we want to provide a safe environment for supporters and non-supporters alike.

“I want to make it clear that no level of disorder will be tolerated.

“We will have sufficient resources in place to deal with anyone intent on causing trouble.”