Crystal Palace fans get police apology over claim they took weapons to Brighton

• Police had said fans tried to get in with knives and knuckledusters
• ‘We accept that this information was incorrect,’ says Sussex police

Crystal Palace fans have received an apology from Sussex police over claims that supporters tried to get into last week’s match at Brighton with knives and knuckledusters.

A police statement the day after the game referred to fans trying to get into the stadium through fire exit doors in the south stand, where away supporters were housed. “We are aware that a significant number of people attempted to enter the ground with pyrotechnics, knives and knuckledusters, which were found following efforts to gain access through fire exit doors in the south stand,” it said.

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