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CLUB STATEMENT: Police Arrests

11 January 2022

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Swindon Town Football Club would like to make the following statement in regards to violent disorder after our game against Bradford City on 23rd October.

Having worked closely with Wiltshire Police, 13 arrests have now been made with a further arrest expected to follow in the wake of home fans attacking the Bradford City team bus after our EFL Sky Bet League Two fixture on 23rd October.

Ten arrests were made on Wednesday, two further arrests were made on Thursday and one was arrested just prior to Friday's game against Manchester City, with another arrest expected to take place.

Those held were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, and are all currently on police bail.

We would like to thank Wiltshire Police for their hard work and assistance on this matter, and we would once again like to stress that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated by Swindon Town Football Club.

Anyone found to be participating in such behaviour will be punished accordingly and could face a lifetime ban from The County Ground.

We are determined to continue to work closely with Wiltshire Police to stamp out football violence from the game as it has no place.

Inspector James Neighbour said: “The sort of violent behaviour that was witnessed following this match is absolutely unacceptable. 

“We are determined to robustly tackle such behaviour and ensure that those involved answer for their actions.

“Football related violence has no place in the game and we are working closely with Swindon Town Football Club to ensure that these sort of incidents, which can ruin the experience for real fans, are stamped out.”

Anyone with information about the disorder on October 23, near the Magic Roundabout, are asked to call us on 101.

Alternatively you can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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