Four people have been arrested as two men were ‘left covered in blood’ following a fight near Vicarage Road yesterday evening.
Officers were called to the scene shortly after 5:00pm, following Watford’s Premier League match against Everton.
One man ( in his thirties ish) was not moving a lot as ambulances arrived. Police blocking coach doors to stop fans getting off. pic.twitter.com/G7qC68NCBR
— Rick Kelsey (@RickKelsey) 9 February 2019
Two men were taken to hospital after suffering cuts and bruising to their face, four men were arrested in connection with what happened and remain in police custody.
Footage emerged on social media which shows fighting inside a graveyard near the ground and that the injured fan looked “in a bad way”.
— Lewis (@LewisJDonovan) 9 February 2019
Lewis, a 31 year old Watford supporter, said he “heard a lot of shouting” as he was leaving the stadium and “went to take a look”. He saw “a Watford fan lying on the floor, apparently unconscious, with blood on his face” and that there was “three Everton fans running from the scene towards the town centre”.
A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating following an incident in Vicarage Road, Watford, following a football match on the afternoon of Saturday, February 9.
“At around 5.10pm, an altercation occurred between a group of men.
“Two men sustained cuts and bruising to their faces and have been taken to hospital for further assessment.
“Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody.”
It comes just weeks after two groups (one Millwall, the other Everton) were involved in a mass brawl near The Den. The fighting sprawled out onto the road before more police and horses arrive to disperse the crowd.
Football fans on social media saw the footage that was uploaded and took to give their reaction and of course everyone was tweeting their annoyance at what happened – check out those tweets on the next page.
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