Ipswich fans kicking off at Rotherham and Norwich

Ipwich - norwich 2011
Ipswich fans at Carrow Road 2010

Norwich v Ipswich Town

Sunday 1 March 2015
Two Ipswich Town fans were arrested when they ignored police orders to leave Norwich before last Sunday’s East Anglian derby. A group of 14 Blues fans, who were known to police, were given a “direction to leave” notice at Norwich Train Station in an attempt to prevent any disorder.

However two men breached the order by refusing to leave the area and was arrested by police before Town’s 2-0 defeat.

There were two further arrests, one involving a man who was detained at the ground for causing criminal damage while another was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Match-day policing commander, Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, said:

“Fourteen away fans were given direction to leave notices at Norwich train station as a result of their behaviour; enough to cause concern to officers who took this reactive measure in a bid to prevent disorder. These supporters had been spoken to by police during their journey from Ipswich and were fully aware of the standards of behaviour expected but sadly their conduct fell short of this resulting in police taking action.”

Around 2,000 Ipswich fans made the trip to Norfolk for the game.

Rotherham v Ipswich Town

Saturday 7 February 2015
Three men arrested in Ipswich on February 27th in relation to football-related disorder near pub in South Yorkshire before the Rotherham United and Ipswich Town match earlier in the month.

Officers investigating an incident which took place outside a pub in Rotherham on Saturday, February 7 prior to the match between Rotherham United and Ipswich Town at New York Stadium, have arrested three men on suspicion of violent disorder.

The three men, who are all from Ipswich and aged 25, 22 and 21, have been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they are being held for questioning.

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