Police dogs to sniff out fireworks at tomorrow’s derby

By Adele Forrest | 03/04/2017

Police dogs to sniff out fireworks at tomorrow’s derby

SNIFFER dogs will be on hand at tomorrow’s derby clash at the New York Stadium to sniff out flares and fireworks.

Football fans are being reminded by South Yorkshire Police that it is a criminal offence to be in possession of a pyrotechnic device while attending, or attempting to enter a football stadium.

The spokesman added: “Pyrotechnics can also pose a danger to fellow spectators.”

Specially trained dogs will be at tomorrow’s (April 4) Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday clash, which kicks off at 7.45pm.

The police dogs will be working alongside officers and safety officials from Rotherham United to detect flares and fireworks. 

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