Police increase train patrols for Wolves FA Cup clash

By Liam Keen | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

Police patrols on trains are being stepped up before Wolves' FA Cup quarter final.

Wolverhampton railway station

British Transport Police are deploying extra patrols at Wolverhampton station and on trains to and from Manchester in anticipation of Manchester United arriving at Molineux on Saturday.

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: “British Transport Police are committed to ensuring everyone travelling to and from the match this Saturday are able to so in as safe and as comfortable a way as possible.

“This means football fans will notice extra patrols at Wolverhampton station throughout the day, and on train services to and from Manchester both before and after the game.

“We regularly review our intelligence to make sure our officers are where they need to be, but you can help too. If you’re travelling to or from the match on the train and see any behaviour that doesn’t feel right, you can report it to us discretely by texting 61016 with the details.”

The game gives Nuno's side the chance to make history, making it the first time Wolves have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup since 1998.

It would also be the first time they have played at the 'new' Wembley in a cup competition since it was rebuilt in 2007.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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