Police remove suspected spy from Derby training ground

11 January 2019, 10:02 | Updated: 11 January 2019, 11:46

A suspected spy was removed from Derby County's training ground by police, ahead of their Sky Bet Championship showdown against Leeds on Friday.

Police say they attended Derby's training ground on Thursday after a man was seen at the perimeter fence of the Moor Farm complex.

Derbyshire Police tweeted to say they had located and removed the man amid suspicion he was attempting to spy on Frank Lampard's squad and the manager had to temporarily stop his training session.

The tweet from the Derby Response Unit of Derbyshire Constabulary read: "Officers have just attended the Training Ground for @dcfcofficial after a suspicious male was seen at the perimeter fence.

"Excellent searching conducted and male was located. All checks above board!

"Keeping the team safe to bring home a win against #LUFC on 11th! #SpyingIsCheating."

Derby, who take on league leaders Leeds on Friday night at Elland Road, have not commented on the incident.