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Leeds to review crowd safety after Newcastle fans complain of crush

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  • Away fans had problems getting into Elland Road on Saturday
  • West Yorkshire police are also looking into the incident

Leeds United and West Yorkshire police are reviewing crowd safety protocols at Elland Road after hundreds of Newcastle United fans complained about a crush outside the ground’s away end on Saturday.

Severe traffic congestion around Elland Road meant that many supporters arrived slightly later than planned for a Premier League game won 1-0 by Newcastle. With 3,000 away fans having made the trip and matters further slowed by Covid passport checks, significant overcrowding occurred around five turnstiles.

Continue reading…Away fans had problems getting into Elland Road on SaturdayWest Yorkshire police are also looking into the incidentLeeds United and West Yorkshire police are reviewing crowd safety protocols at Elland Road after hundreds of Newcastle United fans complained about a crush outside the ground’s away end on Saturday.Severe traffic congestion around Elland Road meant that many supporters arrived slightly later than planned for a Premier League game won 1-0 by Newcastle. With 3,000 away fans having made the trip and matters further slowed by Covid passport checks, significant overcrowding occurred around five turnstiles. Continue reading…