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Bolton Wanderers vs Wigan: Five arrested after trouble at University of Bolton stadium |  Football news


Five arrests were made after Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash between local rivals Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.

Wigan maintained their positive start to the season in League One with a wide margin victory, but the home club issued a statement on Saturday night after a series of incidents in an exceptional crowd of nearly 21,000.

Both clubs issued statements promising to deal with any troublemaker and Greater Manchester Police confirmed later on Saturday that arrests had been made for public disorder offenses and assaulting a police officer.

Chief Superintendent Colette Rose said: “I am saddened that a group of individuals took it upon themselves to ruin the game today for the rest of the fans.

“The match had to be interrupted several times due to objects thrown on the pitch and one of our officers was assaulted, along with rival supporters causing unrest after the match.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Bolton and Wigan

“This is downright disgusting behavior and will not be tolerated in any form.

“We will continue to work closely with football clubs to fully investigate the criminal activity that occurred today and bring those involved to justice.

“Our officers were present in the stadium when the offenses occurred and promptly fired those responsible.”



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