Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Doncaster versus Leicester football fight suspects held

Twelve men were arrested after fighting linked to a football match between Doncaster Rovers and Leicester City erupted at the weekend.

Police said about 20 men were involved in trouble on Hall Gate, Doncaster at about 1320 BST on Saturday.

A further 15 men were involved in a second fight that broke out on St Georges Gate at about 1620 BST.

The suspects have bailed over public order offences. Police are appealing for witnesses.

South Yorkshire Police said it was believed both incidents were linked to the football match, which took place on 1500 BST on Saturday.

Det Con Peter Muir said: "This type of behaviour is not acceptable.

"Football hooliganism is generally not a problem in Doncaster and the majority of football matches take place without any issues occurring."

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