Police To Pay Leeds United £1Million
7 March 2013, 13:14
The court of appeal has ruled who should pay for policing around Elland road in Leeds, on match days.
Last year, the Leeds United won a ruling that said the police force would have to repay the club for services wrongly categorised as special police services for the seasons 2009 to 2012.
It’s about land around the ground, United don’t own the land so said they should have to pay to police it – although the force argued they were only there because of the matches.
High Court judge Mr Justice Eady said the services fell within the normal police duty to keep the peace and the club, whose home matches have one of the worst records of football-related violence in the country, and so should be repaid.
They will have to pay £1 million or £350,000 a season - which equates to 17 new police constables.