POLICE could make a request to move Cherries’ home fixture with Leeds United after it was scheduled to take place on next year's Early May Bank Holiday weekend.

Hundreds of Leeds fans went on a rampage in 1990 in one of the worst riots ever witnessed in the Dorset town.

Leeds claimed a 1-0 win on the pitch at Dean Court, which secured the Yorkshire club’s return to the top flight and relegated Harry Redknapp’s Cherries to the third tier.

More than £1million worth of damage was caused across the town and more than 100 arrests were made when the ill-fated fixture took place 32 years ago over a bank holiday weekend.

Five of the six matches between the two sides since, including all three Cherries home fixtures, have taken place as midweek evening games.

Scott Parker’s side are currently set to welcome Leeds to Vitality Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, April 29, with the bank holiday falling on Monday, May 1.

A Dorset Police spokeswoman said: “As with all AFC Bournemouth games, Dorset Police was consulted about the fixture dates.

“We will assess and monitor how the season progresses and will be able to make a representation to the authorities to change the home fixture against Leeds United in April 2023 if required.

“Each football game is assessed based on current up-to-date intelligence. Information will be shared with AFC Bournemouth as the season progresses and any decision to request a change of fixture date will be jointly agreed with the club.”