Police praise Albion fans after final fixture at Withdean

Posted On 30 Apr 2011 at 7:41 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion fans were praised by police after a noisy but trouble-free end to the club’s 12 years at the Withdean Stadium.

A crowd of 8,300 watched Albion’s final game of football there against Huddersfield Town, with the Yorkshire side snatching a late goal to win 3-2.

Sussex Police said that as the crowd dispersed there were no incidents, arrests or injuries.

Inspector Andy Kundert, match commander for Sussex Police, said: “The atmosphere was really good throughout and, together with the club with whom we have worked closely at Withdean for 12 years now, we thank the fans of both sides for their co-operation.

“We are already working with the club to help ensure that in the new era at the Amex Community Stadium everyone will be as safe and secure as they have been at Withdean.”

The club’s fans have been consistently ranked among the best behaved suuporters of a Football League or Premiership side.

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