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Detectives have made several arrests in connection with disorder around the Port Vale V Swindon Town football match last month.
Officers are working with Port Vale Football Club and Swindon Town Football Club to investigate various reports of disorder and violence prior, during, and after, the fixture at Vale Park on Thursday 19 May.
Earlier today (Wednesday 22 June) three men from Stoke-on-Trent, aged 19, 28, and 39, were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent. They remain in police custody at this time.
Detective Inspector Andy Bryan, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have reviewed hours of CCTV, bodycam and TV footage so far and look to make further arrests in coming weeks.
“There’s no place in football for this sort of behaviour and we are working closely with both clubs to help locate those responsible and we will take action against anyone found to be involved.”
A spokesperson for Port Vale FC, added: “The club will not tolerate such irresponsible behaviour and we remain committed to taking the strongest possible action against anyone found guilty of being involved in criminal activities – including barring individuals from future games.
“There is no place in football for any sort of anti-social behaviour and we will continue to work closely with Staffordshire Police where possible to identify those responsible.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any relevant information asked to contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 213 of 16 May.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information