Film & Television Directory

UK National News

Submit News Item
24 September 2008

Arrests Overshadow Carling Cup Clash

Crowd trouble has tarnished Swansea City's 1-0 Carling Cup defeat over Cardiff last night at the Liberty Stadium, with news eight arrests were made.

During the run up to the Cardiff City and Swansea match - the first meeting between the Welsh rival's in almost 10 years - appeals for restraint from supporters were made by both sides.

Despite a heavy police presence, stones and missiles were hurled at officers after the final whistle was blown and Cardiff fans were waiting to leave the stadium on buses.

Five arrests were made on the ground and a further three people were arrested before the game kicked off.

Assistant Chief Constable Robert Evans of South Wales Police said: "Whilst the vast majority of spectators were well behaved, a minority made up of several hundred, caused officers and stewards concern throughout the event.

"After the game ended, officers were forced to position themselves in such a way to prevent protagonists clashing. During this, officers were subjected to missile throwing and sustained threats of violence."

He added: "It is of credit to the vast majority of mature fans that they supported police and the clubs and confirmed their rivalries to the pitch.

"However, the behaviour of others was totally unacceptable. It was thanks to the professionalism of the police officers and the stewards that the violence was contained to a small area and did not spoil the enjoyment of the majority of people."

Police have promised a full investigation will be carried out into the circumstances surrounding the arrests.

Swansea beat their rivals 1-0 after a 57th minute strike from Jordi Gomez, on loan from Spanish side Espanyol.

(JM)



Bookmark and Share
Top Stories
17/04/2014
House Of Commons To Debate Second Reading Of High Speed Rail Bill
17/04/2014
RMT Announce Five Days Of Strike Action Over Closures
17/04/2014
Co-Op Group Announce 2.5bn Loss
17/04/2014
Life For 21-Year-Old Who Beheaded His Girlfriend
17/04/2014
Met Report 'One Of The Biggest Gun Hauls Ever'
17/04/2014
Stagecoach To Axe 14 Services And Reduce Others
17/04/2014
Lorry Driver Arrested Over M26 Pile-Up
17/04/2014
Other News In Brief
16/04/2014
UK Women Endure Worst Sexism
16/04/2014
Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough Victims
Vietnam Television Adopts Dalet's Media Life
Miller Raffles '54 Classic
Sennheiser, Tour Supply Hold RF Training Sessions
Panasonic Launches 47" Video Wall Display
BBC One Drama Films At Bottleyard Studios
HHB Ops Director Kershaw Retires
Input Media Invests In Custom Consoles
Cache-A Unveils New Archiving At NAB 2014
Forbidden Launches New Branding In Las Vegas
TSL Debuts PAM1/2 AVB At NAB 2014
House Of Commons To Debate Second Reading Of High Speed Rail Bill
RMT Announce Five Days Of Strike Action Over Closures
Co-Op Group Announce 2.5bn Loss
Life For 21-Year-Old Who Beheaded His Girlfriend
Met Report 'One Of The Biggest Gun Hauls Ever'
Stagecoach To Axe 14 Services And Reduce Others
Lorry Driver Arrested Over M26 Pile-Up
UK Women Endure Worst Sexism
Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough Victims
Manchester City Players The Best Paid In Global Sport
Other News In Brief
Regional Film and Video Broadcast News
abc
ppa.co.uk

Flagship Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here

Bot / Local
20/04/2014 21:57:01