This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
1.Please could you provide me with the number of police officers assigned to the two Premier League matches between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Vila in the 2014/15 season. I would also like to know the number of officers deployed for the FA Cup Quarter Final match between the same two clubs at Villa Park on Saturday March 7, 2015.
2.I would also like to be told the nature of the concerns that were raised by West Midlands Police about the timing of the fixture at 5.30pm?
3.Who were these concerns raised with? and did West Midlands Police make any recommendations about the number of stewards required for the same fixture?
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