Live feeds

We'll be posting pics from #BrightonPride tomorrow on @twitter, @facebook and @instagram - Follow us here: https://t.co/ehUiyEy6bq #Pride25 31/07/2015 17:59:58

RT @sgtmarkevans: Come and see @sussex_police in the park at this year’s #BrightonPride and pose for a #SusPolSelfie on our motorbike 31/07/2015 16:10:18

Have you seen Joanna Jantas? We need to speak to her about a theft in #BognorRegis http://t.co/yVNuKHkWFE pic.twitter.com/MD94UXsnIQ 31/07/2015 15:52:10

RT @ChSuptNevKemp: With our @sussex_police response car marked up & showing support for #BrightonPride for #Pride25 anniversary #LGBT http:pic.twitter.com/zxO1OgWtCK 31/07/2015 15:48:13

A #Brighton man who assaulted his seven-week-old son has been jailed for more than 12 years. http://t.co/l8BSQ1OYBN pic.twitter.com/IE8zXi5wLY 31/07/2015 15:41:38

Man charged with rape in #Eastbourne http://t.co/loNIeZVuuG 31/07/2015 15:24:33

RT @bbcsoutheast: .@sussex_police are ready! Preparations well underway for the 25th #BrightonPride! @EllieCrisell has more at 1830 http://pic.twitter.com/SnWv356Zk9 31/07/2015 14:31:34

@dex2500 Hi - your local PCSO will be able to supply them. Here's the link to our website, pop in your district: http://t.co/53yUFK77G8 31/07/2015 14:28:51

@matthewasavage No problem, thanks for your tweets. 31/07/2015 14:19:09

@matthewasavage no one is above the law. No matter who it is, if you think the driving was dangerous or anti social please report them 31/07/2015 14:15:59

Read more >
Saturday August 01
|
6:44

Albion and Palace fans praised by police

17 March 2013

Sussex Police have congratulated supporters of both sides after Brighton and Hove Albion's match against Crystal Palace on Sunday (March 17) passed without major incident.

Chief Inspector Paul Betts, who was leading the policing operation, said: "There was a small number of potential flashpoints between rival groups of fans at Brighton and Falmer railway stations, but these involved a small minority and we were able to deal with them very quickly.

"I should like to thank supporters from both sides who heeded appeals from the clubs, supporters' groups and the police to enjoy the game in a spirit of rivalry, not violence. We did have to hold back some Crystal Palace fans for 10-15 minutes while we waited for their train to arrive at the end of the match. This was for public safety reasons and I thank them for their patience while this happened.

"There were only three arrests at the Amex, two for being drunk and disorderly and one for possession of Class A drugs, and our colleagues from British Transport Police made two arrests for public order offences.

"Today has shown that Albion versus Palace matches can be played without the disorder that has taken place in recent years. Hopefully, we can move forward to a point where everyone can look forward to these fixtures for all the right sporting reasons."

A 31-year-old man from Eastbourne was arrested at the stadium for being drunk and disorderly as was a 19-year-old man, arrested on the concourse at Falmer railway station.

A 40-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine after he was discovered smoking in a prohibited area at the Amex.

A 36-year-old man from South Croydon was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence (swearing) while getting on to a train at Falmer. Also at Falmer, an 18-year-old man from Caterham was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence after being seen to spit on members of the public from a railway bridge.

No related stories