York & North Yorkshire

Flares thrown into crowd at Whitby Town v FC United game

Flares have been thrown into a crowd and on to a football pitch during a match in North Yorkshire.

Police said there was "significant disorder" mainly from home supporters as Whitby Town took on FC United of Manchester on Wednesday night.

Officers believe the flares were hidden in the ground before the start of the game at Turnbull Ground which was won by the Manchester club 0-4.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested following the disorder.

Police are appealing for anyone with photographs or footage to contact them.

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