Middlesbrough fans asked to park safely on matchdays

Police have warned Middlesbrough fans about parking on the slip road onto the A66.
Police have warned Middlesbrough fans about parking on the slip road onto the A66.

Football fans have been asked to park responsibly when attending games at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.

Cleveland Police has asked motorists to park safely and legally after complaints of vehicles parking on slip road onto the A66 from the Middlehaven junction on matchdays.

They say there is a safety risk in cars pulling away from a standing start onto a busy slip road, possibly coming up against passing vehicles and fans returning to their cars.

Sergeant Gary Hatton of the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit said: “The road in question is a clearway and signs are in place.

“It is an offence to stop on a clearway and police could issue a fixed penalty notice.

“Drivers should therefore not park at this location for any football match.

“We must try to ensure public safety, and I hope this request will be enough to deter people.

“However, we will be prepared to take enforcement action if we find motorists persist in parking in this particular location.”