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Four Arrested Following Trouble Ahead of Blackpool Match

West Midlands Police have confirmed that four males have been arrested on suspicion of affray following a reported clash between supporters ahead of the Saddlers Sky Bet League 1 clash with Blackpool, which took place at Banks's Stadium on Saturday, 23rd January.
West Midlands Police have confirmed that four males have been arrested on suspicion of affray following a reported clash between supporters ahead of the Saddlers Sky Bet League 1 clash with Blackpool, which took place at Banks's Stadium on Saturday, 23rd January.

West Midlands Police have confirmed that a 16-year-old and two 17-year-old boys were arrested along with a 20-year-old man, who is from the Beechdale area of Walsall.

All four were arrested on suspicion of affray, and all have been interviewed and bailed with stringent football related conditions while enquires are carried out.

PC Stuart Spencer, who is Walsall FC's Police liaison officer, spoke to the Express & Star and confirmed; "We continue to investigate this disorder and today’s arrests are only the start of our action.

"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the disorder that happened near to the Saddlers Shopping Centre entrance to come forward with information.

"I would also appeal to those people who were involved in the incident to think long and hard about their actions and to do the right thing and hand themselves in. It is only a matter of time before we come knocking at your door."

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

SOURCE | EXPRESS & STAR
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