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Norwich City to complain over fan delays at derby match

Norwich City Football Club is to make an official complaint to Suffolk Police after claims some of its fans were delayed getting in to watch a key game.

The club is concerned about delays getting into the game against Ipswich Town Football Club at the Portman Road stadium in Ipswich on Thursday.

Norwich City chief executive David McNally said on Twitter he was unhappy with the police treatment of fans.

Suffolk Police said plans worked well despite public transport delays.

Fans held up

Mr McNally said he was "really disappointed" by the force's actions and said the club "will be lodging an official complaint".

Some away fans missed the start of the match, which Norwich won 5-1, after they were held up by police dealing with the trouble which flared up.

Nineteen people were arrested at the match and thirteen fans were ejected from the stadium.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "We believe our plans worked well, especially when the public transport delays which did lead to the flare-ups are taken into consideration.

"There were isolated incidents of disorder, mainly caused by the Ipswich fans, and naturally we will focus on these to ensure disruption of a similar nature does not occur on future match days.

"As ever, we will respond to those who wish to submit any formal comments or complaints about our actions."

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