Ar­rests at derby clash

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

PORT Vale’s derby clash with Stoke Un­der-21s ended with ‘con­sid­er­able dam­age’ caused to Vale Park – in­clud­ing seats be­ing ripped out, win­dows smashed and toi­lets bro­ken.

Over 150 of­fi­cers were de­ployed to the Check­a­trade Tro­phy match be­tween the fierce Stafford­shire ri­vals on Tues­day night.

Stafford­shire Po­lice said 11 ar­rests had been made for vi­o­lence and pub­lic or­der of­fences af­ter dis­rup­tive be­hav­iour from large sec­tions of the away fans.

Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Wayne Jones, com­man­der for the polic­ing op­er­a­tion, said: “I would like to ex­press my thanks to all the of­fi­cers that helped us de­liver a chal­leng­ing polic­ing op­er­a­tion. There was some de­spi­ca­ble be­hav­iour by a large num­ber of fans, which has caused con­sid­er­able dam­age to the away sec­tion of Vale Park.

“We are tak­ing this very se­ri­ously and I ex­pect there to be more ar­rests in the com­ing days as we ex­am­ine CCTV.”

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