Police defended their decision to use pepper spray on Stoke City fans during a game at Preston North End on Saturday but acknowledged they can learn from the incident.
A number of fans, including a 12-year-old boy, were subject to crowd-control measures during half-time of the 2-2 draw at Deepdale, leading to criticism that officers unnecessarily escalated the situation.
After a review earlier this week, Lancashire Constabulary chief superintendent Pete Lawson said the officers used the pepper spray...
A woman has filed a police complaint after her 12-year-old son was among the Stoke City fans pepper-sprayed by officers at half-time of an away game against Preston North End on Saturday.
Lancashire police utilised crowd-control measures, including pepper spray, at an incident involving a number of Stoke supporters who were attempting to exit Deepdale after the first half.
Robert Spain and his son Alfie were among those on the concourse during the incident, and Alfie's mother, Claire Wise, told...
Burton were relegated from the Sky Bet Championship after a 2-1 defeat at Preston, who missed out on a play-off spot.
Louis Moult won it in added time for 10-man Preston, who finished seventh after Derby secured the final play-off place thanks to victory over Barnsley, with the Yorkshire club joining Burton in the bottom three.
Hope Akpan had equalised midway through the second half for Burton, which cancelled out Callum Robinson's opener.
At that stage the Brewers were staying up, but they were left...
Alan Browne's second-half tap-in was enough for Preston to keep their play-off hopes alive as they defeated Sheffield United 1-0 in a lacklustre game.
The result leaves Preston two points shy of Derby going into the final day.
The first half was a cagey affair from both sides, in a game that held significance in the battle for the play-off race. Preston controlled the majority of possession, with United winning most of the physical battles.
Preston's only major chance of the first half came in the 11th...