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Man arrested over Portsmouth v Sunderland bomb threat to kill 150 football fans

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The club have also said that they are working with police in connection with the threatening messages, which were shared online last night. 

The threats posted by a Twitter account with the handle @Kieran30971361 made reference to the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017. 

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The initial post reads: I wonder how many Portsmouth fans I can shoot everyone remember the Manchester arena bombing just imagine Fratton Park going bang well lets find out tomorrow. 

The two posts, issued by Twitter handle @Kieran30971361, read: I wonder how many Portsmouth fans I can shoot everyone remember the Manchester arena bombing just imagine Fratton Park going bang well lets find out tomorrow.

It was then followed by a second threat which said: Bomb bomb fratton park went bang the Portsmouth fans all died. Haha going to be fun tomorrow headline news. 

In a statement, the club said: Portsmouth Football Club are aware of a message that has been posted on social media and are working with police on this matter.

The club would like to reassure fans that there will be enhanced security checks in place for Thursdays play-off match against Sunderland at Fratton Park (7.45pm kick-off).

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The club would like to reassure fans that there will be enhanced security checks in place for Thursdays play-off match against Sunderland at Fratton Park (7.45pm kick-off).

A Hampshire Police statement said: “A man was arrested overnight after threats were put out on social media about tonights Portsmouth v Sunderland game at Fratton Park.

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Due to these checks, all supporters with tickets are advised to arrive in plenty of time to make sure they are inside the stadium for the start of the game.

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Portsmouth will carry out enhanced security checks at Thursdays game with Sunderland after a social media user threatened to shoot and bomb supporters attending the game.

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Police are investigating the matter ahead of the sold-out Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final second leg at Fratton Park.

Threats, posted on the Twitter account of @Kieran30971361, referenced the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 23 people in May 2017.

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I wounder (sic) how many Portsmouth fans I can shoot everyone remember the Manchester arena bombing just imagine fratton park going bang well lets find out tomorrow, read the initial post.

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It was followed by: Bomb bomb fratton park went bang the Portsmouth fans all died Haha going to be fun tomorrow headline news.

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The club would like to reassure fans that there will be enhanced security checks in place for Thursdays play-off match against Sunderland at Fratton Park, read a Portsmouth statement.

Due to these checks, all supporters with tickets are advised to arrive in plenty of time to make sure they are inside the stadium for the start of the game.

We are aware of threats made on social media regarding the football match between Sunderland and Portsmouth taking place in Portsmouth tomorrow, read a police statement.

We are looking into these posts and want to assure the public that a sufficient policing response will be in place for the match tomorrow and that we are working alongside Portsmouth FC.

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