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Security a team effort

Dons support national initiative...

16 August 2017

Club News

Security a team effort

Dons support national initiative...

16 August 2017

Three points isn't the only priority on any matchday. Making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.

MK Dons has been working closely with the police and the EFL, over the summer, to review security at Stadium MK. Now, the Club are asking you to do your bit.

Following the dreadful Manchester Arena bombing in May, stadium managers from clubs have been briefed by counter terrorism police. It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remain vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police.

Safety & Security Manager Andy Standen said: "We are very pleased to support the national initiative to raise awareness and improve safety at Stadium MK, for everyone coming to see MK Dons or other events. 

"We, of course, have our contingency plans for if incidents like terrorism do take place, but the key messages are about what people can do themselves to help stay safe.

"We urge everyone to take the messages seriously and if anyone sees anything suspicious, report it to a steward, police officer or contact the police on 111 or 999.”

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:
• Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks

• Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground

• Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away

• If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, report to as steward, a police officer or consider calling 999 if it is urgent

• In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them

• If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile

• Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles

• Once you are safe, follow the Thames Valley Police on Twitter for updates @ThamesVP 

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