Increased security at The Valley for Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town

Conor Sammon leaps for a second half cross at Charlton

Conor Sammon leaps for a second half cross at Charlton

Fans are being asked to arrive at The Valley in plenty of time ahead of Ipswich’s game with Charlton, due to increased security measures introduced on the advice of the Metropolitan Police.

Searches will be in operation prior to the contest, which kicks-off at 12.30pm on Saturday, in response to recent global events.

A statement on the Charlton Athletic official website says: “For your convenience we encourage fans not to bring any bulky items or bags unless completely necessary in order for searches to be completed as efficiently as possible.

“In addition, supporters are urged not to leave personal items unattended at any time as this is likely to cause disruption.

“The club request that fans cooperate with the instructions of both stewards and police officers to ensure that search protocols can be completed.

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“All the measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors to the Valley and the club would like to thank supporters for their patience and cooperation.”

Get involved in all the discussion ahead of tomorrow’s game with Match Centre. Live updates begin tomorrow at 11am.

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