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Increased Police Presence for Brighton-Palace Showdown

Brighton is set to host a much-anticipated football showdown against Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium this afternoon, with a kickoff slated for 3pm. In anticipation of the high-energy fixture, authorities have announced a significant increase in police and British Transport Police (BTP) presence throughout the city and at the station, respectively, to prevent any potential fan clashes that have marred previous encounters between the two sides.

Brighton Station Match in 2022

In years past, confrontations between fans outside Brighton station before the match have raised concerns about public safety. In response, Sussex Police have outlined comprehensive measures to ensure a secure environment for fans and residents alike. “There will be an increased police presence in Brighton city centre on Saturday for Brighton and Hove Albion’s football fixture against Crystal Palace,” stated a spokesperson for Sussex Police. “This is to ensure that everyone attending the match has a safe and enjoyable experience.”

The police force is collaborating closely with both football clubs and various partner agencies to tailor the policing response effectively to the day’s needs. Fans and city dwellers have been forewarned of potential disruptions to travel, especially in the vicinity of Brighton station, with the police advising extra time be factored into travel plans.

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