CPST statement regarding Brighton game

2nd February, 2012

The Trust, along with thousands of other fans, were shocked at the policing methods used at the Brighton match on Tuesday. Of particular concern was the steel wall erected outside the Holmesdale End, and the keeping in of Palace fans in the Arthur Wait Stand after the match.

We have contacted the club to express these concerns and have been informed that the club are meeting the Police to discuss matters. This initial meeting is between the club and the Police, however we are pressing the club to include fan input into any future meetings as fans’ experiences of being treated in such an inappropriate manner need to be discussed. We have been assured that the club are taking the matter seriously and they wish to be as transparent as possible with fans on the situation.

The Trust has also been in contact with FSF to raise its concerns.

We will of course keep fans updated as and when there are any developments.

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