Heavy Police Presence in Chiswick for Local Derby

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There was a large police presence in Chiswick this Saturday afternoon (12 March) as fans of two rival teams congregated in local pubs. QPR and Brentford were playing in a Championship fixture kicking off at 3.00pm.

The police say that there was just one arrest with eye-witnesses reporting others being detained and questioned.

Six police vehicles including vans were in the vicinity of the Packhorse and Talbot pub where fans from both teams were meeting before the game.

There were also three police cars on Devonshire Road which was briefly cordoned off. According to some reports the police were there to ensure the safety of Tamp Coffee shop which often frequented by Alejandro Faurlin, the Argentine footballer who plays for QPR (not owned by him as originally reported).

A number of police vehicles remained on the High Road and around Turnham Green tube stations throughout the afternoon.

A police spokesperson said, "There is an appropriate policing operation in place for the QPR v Brentford Championship match on Saturday, 12 March.

"At around 11:15hrs, a man was arrested in the Chiswick High Road area on suspicion of a public order offence. "

The game ended in a comfortable victory for QPR.

March 14, 2016

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