Thursday 23 May 2019

Police 'escort Leeds united employee' off perimeter of Derby training ground 24 hours before pair clash

A general view of Pride Park
A general view of Pride Park

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Derby have claimed a man escorted from the perimeter of their training ground by police on Thursday after "acting suspiciously" was an employee of Leeds.

The Rams travel to Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds on Friday night.

Derbyshire Police attended attended County's training ground on Thursday after a man was seen at the perimeter fence of the Moor Farm complex.

And the Rams said on Friday afternoon that it had been "confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club."

The Derby statement read: "Derby County Football Club can confirm that officers from the Derbyshire Constabulary were called to the Derby County Training Centre at around 11:20am on Thursday 10th January 2019 following reports of a man acting suspiciously outside the premises.

"It has since been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at Leeds United Football Club.

"The club is now in discussion with Leeds United club officials in relation to this incident.

"At this time no further comment will be made."

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