Saturday 24 September 2016

11 arrests made after disturbances at Manchester derby

Published 21/03/2016 | 10:54

A Manchester City supporter is reprimanded by Police after the final whistle in the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium
A Manchester City supporter is reprimanded by Police after the final whistle in the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium

Eleven arrests were made at Sunday's Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.

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Greater Manchester Police reported minor incidents of disorder and fighting between supporters around the ground before kick-off and after the final whistle, but no major incidents.

All those arrested are men and all remain in custody.

One was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Another was held on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, two were on suspicion of committing affray and another was for possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

Five arrests were made for alleged public order offences, with incidents including fighting and using threatening behaviour, and the other was for criminal damage.

The Barclays Premier League match saw Manchester City beaten 1-0 by Manchester United thanks to a first-half Marcus Rashford strike.

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