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Six arrests made with more expected after Chesterfield and Grimsby fans fight

Six arrests were made with more expected after Chesterfield and Grimsby fans decided to fight outside the stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Five Grimsby supporters were taken in custody for a range of offences including public order, pyro possession, drugs, and pitch encroachment, while a Chesterfield fan was also arrested for breaching his football banning order.

In the video below, a fan could be seen kicked in the middle of a busy road before police cars arrive and the attackers leave the scene.

Derbyshire Times report that a serious assault took place during the National League fixture, at around 4pm outside the Donkey Derby pub.

A Grimsby fan in his 30s ended up suffering serious head injury during a disturbance involving a number of ‘fans’ from both clubs.

There were plenty of complaints from members of the public, before, during and after the game, so police are now looking and wanting footage of the trouble with further arrests expected to be made in coming days.

PC Adam Collins, who runs the @SpireitesPolice Twitter account, said: “This weekend we saw significant incidents of disorder both inside the ground and in the wider town area.

“As a force we work closely with the club and supporters’ groups to ensure that matchdays are a safe and family friendly event.

“The vast majority of those who come to matches, from both home and away teams, are fantastic ambassadors for their clubs – but those who took part in the various incidents of disorder on Saturday are the absolute opposite.

“Put simply, their behaviour was totally unacceptable and over the coming days and weeks we will be reviewing CCTV, including high-resolution drone footage, to identify those involved.”

Two men were also arrested as part of a drugs operation run at Chesterfield train station, recovering 15 dealer bags of cocaine.

PC Adam Collins adds: “The planning for this game identified that a larger number of officers were required to deal with potential issues caused by a small proportion of those attending the fixture, with horses from South Yorkshire Police utilised to help provide further support to officers on foot.

“We also worked closely with colleagues from Humberside Police – and will continue to do so to identify travelling fans involved in any criminality.

“However, that small minority should not take away from the vast majority of fans who will be equally angered by the actions of those responsible for the scenes over the weekend.”

Derbyshire Times and local police urged that if anyone has extra information, especially footage of any incidents, then they are to contact the police force, using reference number 193-010422.

For those with information about the assault outside the Donkey Derby, particularly those with dashcam footage, use reference 22*187483:

Send a private Facebook message to /DerbyshireConstabulary – send a direct message to @DerPolContact – complete an online contact form call 101 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

SEE MORE: Grimsby fan LITERALLY gets dragged out of stadium as fans goad each other at Chesterfield

With six arrests made and more expected after Chesterfield and Grimsby fans fight, social media users gave their reaction…

Paul Walton: Twitchy bum time 😂 bloody idiots

Denise Clarke: There are some right thugs around 🙄

Rory Sullivan: Why is it so hard for people to just go to a match, enjoy the match and come home safely without making a tit out of yourself and arrested?!

Eddie Hughes: I dont get it, if you want a fight, and thats what a lot seemingly set out and look to do, why do it while disrupting others and letting everyone including young kids see it

Tim Harvey: Sick and tired of seeing this happen

Paul Osbourne: Can’t go to matches these days without seeing this play out

Keith Simpson: Just watching that video, what a bunch of dicks beating up a person, who is clearing unable to move, but all of it taking place on the road with oncoming vehicles

Ian Wearside: Lock them up and throw away the key

Chris Anderson: Why can’t these fooligans go elsewhere and do this? Such brainless attention seeking bastards trying to ruin it for everyone else, does my fckin nut in

Andy Dyer: This just makes me not want to take my children anymore – no way do i want them coming away with memories like these and living which that as their first match experience

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