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Football disorder in York

Football disorder in York

8:09am 19th July 2010
(Updated 5:41am 20th July 2010)

50 Hull City supporters were escorted to York Station by police on Saturday following trouble in the city's pubs before the football match.

The group left York Train Station heading towards a pub on Mickelgate where a group of York City fans had already gathered. To prevent disorder, officers directed the Hull City fans to another part of the city to find a pub of their choice for a pre match drink.

Following an outbreak of disorder at Lendal Cellars, a short time later, police sealed off the area to prevent further disorder and to minimise the dangers to those not connected with the incident.

Fans were later marched across Lendal Bridge to the station, and sent on a train back to Hull, accompanied by police to ensure there was no more trouble.

As a result of the incident one man from York and two men from Hull were arrested for disorder offences.

Superintendent Lisa Winward said: “This was a pre season friendly match and we had no indications that there would be any trouble ahead of the game.

”It is clear that there was a small minority who were determined to spoil the day for everyone else.

“Police took a firm, fair and friendly approach allowing those who wanted to enjoy the event in a friendly way to do so.”


UPDATE AT 6pm (Monday 19th July 2010)

Police are examining hours of CCTV footage after a fight broke between football fans at a pre-season friendly between York and Hull.

50 fans were taken to York police station on Saturday; four were arrested.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

They're an 18 year old from Beverley and a 16 year old youth from Hull.

Also arrested was a 20 year old man from York, accused of using threatening behaviour. He was fined and released.

And a second York fan, a 36 year old man from the city, arrested on suspicion of using threatening behaviour. He's now been charged and will appear before magistrates a week on Wednesday. (28th July)

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