Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

West Ham demand OS Police presence


Filed: Monday, 12th September 2016
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United have demanded that Olympic Stadium operators LS185 provide a Police presence inside the stadium following a string of unsavoury incidents.

And the club have also listened to supporters demanding the ability to relocate inside the ground after effectively admitting their much-vaunted migration plan has failed.

In a statement posted earlier this evening on whufc.com, the club confirmed that a meeting with LS185 had taken place on Monday afternoon.

"Whilst West Ham United do not hold the Safety Certificate (this is held by LS185) or control the security at the stadium, the club is doing everything possible within its jurisdiction to help provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all supporters" it read.

"Today, the club have insisted that E20 guarantee a police presence in the stadium. In addition, the club also specified a number of essential important improvements to match day operations moving forward, including the need for LS185 to bolster the stewarding and security operation in terms of numbers, but also in terms of the level training and experience they have dealing with Premier League football matches.

"The club has already taken action to improve all match day elements within their control, including the relocation of young children and families from areas where the fans are more vociferous and the issuing of season long bans for supporters engaging in antisocial behaviour."

Action has been taken by the club after a string of stewards contacted KUMB.com to complain about the manner in which LS185 were handling operations at the Olympic Stadium.

Meanwhile an earlier seat-swap facility, created by KUMB Forum member The Boleyn Hound, was forced to close after a complaint by the Premier League.





Related News

   arrow   Derby rearranged - for Friday night [30th Mar 2017]
   arrow   We're all backing Bilic, says Cresswell [28th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Are West Ham eager for Iker? [28th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Less than half to renew at the OS [27th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Stam rumours dismissed [27th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Hammers target seeking 'big club' move [23rd Mar 2017]
   arrow   I'm sorry, says Dave [19th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Post-match press conference: Craig Shakespeare vs West Ham Utd [19th Mar 2017]
   arrow   Post-match press conference: Slaven Bilic vs Leicester City [19th Mar 2017]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 2-3 Leicester City [18th Mar 2017]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Payet, Ferdinand, Ibrahimovic & Olympic Park: Thursday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media ro...more
Three Years Ago
Sunderland 1-2 West Ham United
West Ham all but guaranteed Premier League survival tonight with a second successive win inside a we...more
Five Years Ago
West Ham Utd v Reading: half time report
West Ham somehow find themselves a goal behind at the break - despite dominating the first half. ...more