West Ham v Chelsea match could see Metropolitan Police presence inside ground

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West Ham's London Stadium witnessed trouble during the matches involving Middlesbrough and Watford

A solution has been found that could see officers deployed inside West Ham's London Stadium for Wednesday's EFL Cup tie against Chelsea.

Matches at the Hammers' new stadium have been affected by crowd trouble this season and next week's tie is deemed a high-risk fixture.

Police have not been present so far because of lack of radio facilities.

But for this tie they will be able to communicate with a control vehicle on the stadium perimeter.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) says it hopes the necessary Airwave radio communication system is in place inside the stadium by February 2017.

"The MPS has a tactical solution for matches being held at the London Stadium which will allow the safe deployment of officers into the stadium, if required, to deal with any crime or disorder," it said in a statement.

The new venue has witnessed disturbances during the fixtures against Watford and Middlesbrough, and recent matches have seen an increased line of segregation and also more stewards.

Chelsea have been allocated 5,182 tickets for the cup tie.

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