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Information Commissioner orders Sussex Police to come clean over ‘knives and knuckle-duster’ claims

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Last November’s Brighton v Palace league match went on through the smoke from flares set off in the Amex Stadium

The editorial team of a Crystal Palace fanzine are today being congratulated by football supporters across the country for managing to hold to account the police, after the Information Commissioner’s Office ruled that Sussex Police’s had broken the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to answer questions about false allegations that Eagles supporters had gone to the game at Brighton  last November armed with “knives and knuckle-dusters”.

The match at the Amex Stadium (which ended 0-0) was the first time that the sides had met in a A23 “derby” for four years. Any tensions between the rival groups of supporters were, if anything, stoked by the local police. This was the first time that Brighton had played their south London rivals in the Premier League.

Hundreds of Palace fans, who…

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