Three arrested after disorder at Vale Park

Three men have been arrested by police investigating disorder at the Port Vale/Stoke City game on Tuesday night.

Police say it is the result of information they have received from the public. 

Officers from the Tactical Support Team swooped to make the arrests within an hour this afternoon.

The first arrest was at around 3:40pm on Carsdale Crescent in Blurton. A 30-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage. 

Five minutes later, a 34-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested in Alan Road in Bucknall, on suspicion of violent disorder. 

Finally a 31-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested at 4:30pm on Market Street, Kidsgrove on suspicion of violent disorder. 

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Taylor, senior investigating officer for the criminal damage and disorder at the Port Vale match on the evening of 4 December, said: "The behaviour seen on Tuesday night was unacceptable and caused fear and distress to many families who had come to enjoy a game of football. My team of detectives are working hard to identify those responsible and I hope these arrests will reassure the public that we are making progress in this investigation. 

"I would like to thank the public for their support and information received so far, which has helped us a great deal already."

If you have any information about this investigation or recognise anyone in the videos published online, please contact 101 quoting incident number 92 of 6 December – our dedicated serial for this investigation. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111





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