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Thousands of fans heading north for cup tie
1:53pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
POLICE are warning that roads around Newcastle will be busy tomorrow night (Wednesday September 25) for the League Cup game against Leeds United.
About 5,000 supporters of the Championship club are heading to St James’ Park from Yorkshire and officers say all fans will have to plan their journey.
Match Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Neill said: “Our role is to help supporters enjoy themselves and ensure that the match passes safely for everyone attending
“The roads in Newcastle are likely to be very busy from around 4pm until kick-off so we are advising fans to plan their journeys in advance. There may traffic delays in some areas.
"We will have extra officers across Newcastle before during and after the game - carrying out extra patrols of licensed premises and the city centre.”
Supporters can follow a Northumbria Police Twitter account - NorthumbriaNUFC - which provides Newcastle fans with up-to-date information and safety advice.
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