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Police confirm Ipswich and Newcastle fans fighting and arrests made

1 year ago

Saturday night brought claims of Newcastle fans involved in an incident at Peterborough railway station.

Various reports posted on social media claimed that there had been fighting, with Ipswich and Norwich fans also being participants.

The clashes reportedly happening on the night following Saturday’s matches, when a train containing Newcastle and Norwich supporters pulled into Peterborough station, just before a train containing hundreds of Ipswich fans was set to depart on the adjacent platform.

Peterborough had been home to Ipswich on Saturday, whilst of course Newcastle had been at Norwich.

Now on Monday, Cambridgeshire police have confirmed that the incident did take place.

A spokesman stating that they received an ‘urgent assistance’ request from British Transport Police.

The spokesman going on to state that it was Newcastle fans and Ipswich supporters involved in the disorder, with six arrests made, but nobody injured in the altercation.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman as reported by Peterborough Today:

“We were called at 7.50pm on Saturday evening (17 August) by British Transport Police (BTP) requiring urgent assistance at Peterborough train station.

“A fight had broken out between Newcastle and Ipswich football fans following games in Peterborough and Norwich earlier that day.

“The disorder broke out on a train while it was stationary at a platform.

“Due to the volume of people involved, plus other passengers on the train, Cambridgeshire officers were deployed, including a Police Support Unit who had been on duty for the Peterborough v Ipswich game.

“Approximately 400 people were disembarked from the train while the incident was contained.

“No one was injured.

“Six people were arrested for a range of public order offences.”


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