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Back in May, news broke that a 14 year-old Portmsouth fan had won £3,500 in compensation from West Mercia Police having been ‘kettled’ before Portsmouth’s game against Shrewsbury at the end of the 2012/13 season. We covered news of it in the 2014 FSF Annual Report

Following on from this case, the Pompey Trust have arranged a meeting, having had further enquiries from fans affected on the day, to offer some free legal advice to Portsmouth fans who were similarly treated at the fixture. In a statement on their site they explain as follows:

“The initial case would particularly offer encouragement to any who were under 18 at the time. Every case has its own individual circumstances and will not necessarily all have the same outcome.  

“That said, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to discuss their options and we  have now arranged for Darren White of Deighton Pierce Glynn, the solicitor who handled the initial case, to attend an open meeting at Fratton Park to give free (yes FREE) advice to any who were led to the Fever Night Club on Hills Lane, Shrewsbury, before our game there on 27th April, 2013.

“The meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd October, 18.30 for 19.00 start. Admission, although free, is by ticket only; tickets from

“Pompey Supporters’ Trust and the Football Supporters’ Federation have jointly put up a retainer to make sure that fans can get the best advice possible. If you were there on the day then why not come along – you’ve nothing to lose.”

“If you have any questions then feel free to contact [email protected] or [email protected].”

Thanks to the Pompey Trust, for the image used in this blog. 

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