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Police seek football fans in connection with incident at Bristol City ground

POLICE have released photographs of the  Swansea City football fans who are alleged to have caused trouble at the Bristol City v Swansea City football game on 2/02/19.

Police have issued CCTV images of people they want to trace as part of their investigation into anti-social behaviour and violence at a football match in Bristol.

There were incidents before, during and after the fixture between Bristol City and Swansea City.

Four men were arrested and charged on Friday 15 February.

Since then officers have been trawling through CCTV, resulting five men from Bristol and six from Swansea being questioned so far.

Of those 11, nine men will be summonsed to court for public order or football-related offences. The other 2 are due to receive conditional cautions, expected to include a 16-week ban from attending football matches.

Now officers investigating assault and public order offences have issued images of 11 men they’re keen to identify and speak to.

Six were in the Bristol end of the ground and the other five were in the Swansea end.

DI David Lewis, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a complex enquiry involving Bristol City BC, Ashton Gate Stadium and Swansea City FC, as well as British Transport Police and South Wales Police colleagues. We’re committed to dealing robustly with those involved in football-related disorder.”

Anyone with information which could help police identify the men in these images is asked to get in touch through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact, or by calling 101, quoting Operation Boulevard.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.


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