Police investigating why Boro fans packed into Preston police van

A police force has launched an investigation into why its officers gave Boro fans a lift to the Preston match at the weekend. When Boro fans flocked to Preston to watch Middlesbrough’s final Championship match of the season on Saturday one video captured over two dozen punters piling out of a police riot van just before the game. The group, which was spotted with a huge inflatable pink elephant, went viral on social media.

Despite some Boro fans praising the video and the officers, with one even calling the vehicle a “Tardis,” Lancashire Police has now released a statement regarding the footage. : Chris Wilder names some of the players he wants to keep at Middlesbrough as summer rebuild begins A spokesman from the force said: “We are aware of the video circulating and are investigating the full circumstances surrounding the incident.”

On The Away Fans Videos Twitter page, the video was liked 19.4k times and retweeted over 1,989 times. One Twitter user commented: “Preston one of the best away days in the country. Sound people and sound coppers.”

Another user said: “Great atmosphere, great policing. Everything made for a superb away trip… apart from the result.” However, there were some fans that were concerned over the amount of people that were in the back of the van.

One person added: “26??!!! Surely that’s past the legal limit for that vehicle??” Another person responded: “Sure that’s 3 points on the driver’s license.

Unsafe/unsecure load.”

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