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Hampshire Police Statement

Man arrested for social media post

16 May 2019

Portsmouth Football Club

Hampshire Police have released the following statement:

A man was arrested overnight after threats were put out on social media about tonight’s Portsmouth v Sunderland game at Fratton Park.

The 22-year-old man, from Northallerton, was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of making threats to kill.

He currently remains in custody.

We continue to work with Portsmouth FC and can assure the public that a sufficient policing response will be in place for tonight’s match.

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