Merseyside Police officers arrested in football fight inquiry

Two Merseyside Police officers have been arrested and suspended from duty in connection with a disturbance prior to a Liverpool Everton match.

A man suffered a broken jaw in an altercation on Anfield Road ahead of the game on Sunday 16 January.

A 39-year-old sergeant and a 43-year-old PC were arrested on 17 August on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, police said.

The two officers were off duty at the time of the incident.

Six other people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

'Further inquiries'

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "Both officers, who have been on restricted duties since the incident, were suspended from duty on 17 August 2011 following their arrest.

"All of those arrested have been bailed pending further police inquiries.

"The investigation is ongoing so it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

Also arrested were a 21-year old man from Prenton on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to supply class A drugs and a 24-year-old man from Prenton who was arrested on suspicion of supplying counterfeit currency.

A 44-year-old man from Broadgreen, a man aged 36 from Allerton, a 28-year-old man from Bootle and a man aged 19 from Huyton were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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