POLICE have issued a warning to fans as they prepare to increase security ahead of an FA Cup match this weekend.

Specially trained public order officers will be at Fratton Park as Premier League Bournemouth prepare to take on League 2 side, Portsmouth.

Hampshire police have warned supporters that anyone who commits an offence could be banned from future matches.

They say they have additional officers before, during and after tomorrow's game which starts at 3pm after a number of recent incidents involving Pompey fans.

Superintendent and police commander Andy Houghton said: "As with most FA Cup games we will issue specific advice beyond which applies to weekly games.

“A policing operation with specially trained public order officers will take place before, during and after the game. There have been a number of recent incidents of poor behaviour by some of those associating with Portsmouth.

“Hampshire Constabulary is working closely with Portsmouth Football Club (PFC) and is our intention to prevent crime and disorder and to promote a trouble free event. Those who are intent on committing offences are likely to be arrested and face lengthy banning orders that prohibit them from attending future matches.

“We know that most supporters will travel to and from the match to enjoy the match and we will be working closely with the British Transport Police, local authority and Portsmouth Football Club to minimise congestion and disruption to local communities in the hope that journeys run smoothly.

“This match is suspected to be a sell-out with nearly 19,000 supporters to Fratton Park, of which more than 2,800 will be away fans. The vast majority of supporters attend football to enjoy the game and do so peacefully. People should be able to bring their children and family members to the matches without worry".