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Handful of arrests at Birmingham City/Aston Villa match

A handful of arrests were made during the Birmingham City/Aston Villa derby fixture, police said.

Five people were arrested for drink and drug related offences, said the West Midlands force, which was policing at the Premier League game at St Andrew's.

Two smoke devices were smuggled past security and discharged inside the ground.

Officers will also investigate how a man was able to gain access to the pitch before the end of the 1-1 draw.

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