Last season s corresponding match MK Dons first visit to Kingsmeadow since they replaced the old Wimbledon 15 years ago passed without any trouble after heightened measures were implemented. The MK Dons team coach will enter the ground via a separate entrance to avoid it coming into contact with home supporters. Away fans will have to make the trip on official supporters coaches and will also be kept apart from Wimbledon fans.
MK Dons have decided their club officials, including chairman Pete Winkelman, will again sit in the away end and not in the directors box.
In a similar move to the March game of last season, the name of the away team will be missing from the front of the matchday programme and the visitors will appear on the scoreboard as just MK .
A security guard was injured in another early morning raid on a bank in Salford. It was the second bank robbery in twelve days in the city in which criminals appeared to know exactly what time to strike as cash was being delivered or collected. Two men ambushed the guard at the Royal Bank of Scotland on Mather Way at the city s shopping centre in Pendleton.
They struck at 7.10am on Tuesday and were armed with a crow bar. The pair escaped in a blue car with a substantial amount of cash.
The Royal Bank of Scotland on Mather Way
Today a notice was posted outside the branch saying it was closed until further notice. On September 7, gunmen escaped with more than 100,000 in a terrifying raid on the Santander branch at Ellesmere Shopping Centre in Walkden.
In that incident a security guard for G4S was forced to lie on the floor during the robbery and had a pistol pressed into their back. Three masked men tailgated a guard as he entered the bank and pushed their way in.
Armed with a handgun and machete the gang walked into the bank just before 1.20am. Two members of staff were threatened – with one of the victims was forced to lie on the floor at gunpoint.
The trio fled in a distinctive getaway car – a red Mini Cooper which was later recovered in the area.
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A jealous woman attacked her ex-girlfriend and then viciously knifed a security officer who arrived to help. Aimee Ellard next lashed out at a police constable who arrested her, describing him as a black b****** and black c****, and screaming: Get that n****** off me! The 26-year-old cried quietly in the dock as she was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison at Liverpool Crown Court.
Ben Jones, prosecuting, said Ellard had lost her temper after believing that her former partner Jessica Edgar-Brown had been unfaithful in their volatile relationship. Ms Edgar-Brown rang 999, informing police that Ellard was on the way to her home on Pembroke Court, Birkenhead, on February 10, before taking off her rings and preparing herself for a fight . Judge Rachel Smith said Ms Edgar-Brown was confident she d got the better of their bust-up, and left the scene, before realising moments later that she d suffered cuts to her right breast and shoulder blade .
Thomas Rose, who worked as a security guard at the supported living accommodation, tried to stop Ellard from following her ex-partner, but she stabbed him to the upper body.
He was rushed to the major trauma ward at Aintree Hospital where it was discovered he d suffered a collapsed lung and had lost a lot of blood. Judge Smith said that the rapid treatment he d received had saved his life. Mr Rose, the court said, needed four pints of blood to be pumped into him following the shock attack.
PC Khalid Mahmood came across Ellard at the hospital while she was lying on the ground, crying in pain . It was at this point she racially abused him and was aggressive towards other medical staff. The constable then arrested her for the attack on Ms Edgar-Brown.
Her barrister, Gareth Bellis, told the court: This was a nasty offence including vile language . She is clear of any alcohol addictions and now is a very different person who attends court today.
She is taking every possible advantage of the courses and help while on remand in Styal Prison.
Mr Rose s injuries meant he was unable to go on a plane or go scuba diving, and now holds his sides when sneezing, coughing or laughing, and feels vulnerable and exposed. In a victim impact statement, he said: I m very wary of certain people and if I see boisterous people it makes me nervous.
Ellard, whose address was listed as Styal Prison, in Cheshire, pleaded guilty to wounding her former partner, racially aggravated harassment of the police officer, and intentionally wounding Mr Rose.