Dorset

Eight arrested after Southampton-Bournemouth derby

Eight men were arrested after a historic south coast derby between Southampton FC and AFC Bournemouth.

Police said there were up to three public order incidents in Holdenhurst Road after Saturday's League One game at the Cherries' ground.

The road was closed at about 1730 GMT to allow travelling Saints' fans to safely get back to the train station.

Southampton beat Bournemouth 3-1 in the football teams' first meeting with each other at Dean Court in over 50 years.

Both clubs are vying for promotion to The Championship.

The men were arrested on suspicion of a variety of public order offences and are being questioned by police.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Police, assisted by dog handlers, closed Holdenhurst Road in the interests of public safety.

"St Paul's roundabout was also closed briefly in order that crowds could be dispersed and a large group of travelling fans could be safely escorted on to Bournemouth railway station."

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