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Man charged over League One play-off violence

A man has been remanded in custody following violence at the League One play-off final between Huddersfield Town and Peterborough United.

The man, 28, from Batley, West Yorkshire, appeared before Trafford Maigstrates accused of violent disorder and assault.

Fighting broke out in the Old Trafford ground during Sunday's game.

Three men, 46, 21 and 20, were released on police bail on suspicion of violent disorder and assault.

'Gratuitous violence'

Police had to deal with trouble in a section of the ground used by Huddersfield Town supporters after a man was attacked.

Two stewards were treated at Trafford General Hospital for serious facial injuries and have since been discharged.

Police officers were also assaulted during the incident.

Det Con Chris Aunins said: "It appears a small minority of Huddersfield fans attacked other supporters towards the end of the match.

"Whether or not this was fuelled by frustration at the result I don't know, but this was an incident of gratuitous violence that left a supporter and two stewards with very nasty injuries."

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