North East Wales

Fans' behaviour praised after Wrexham-Chester match

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Image caption Wrexham and Chester football clubs are just 14 miles apart across the Wales-England border

Wrexham's derby game with Chester "passed off without incident" after fans were warned about their behaviour before kick-off by North Wales Police.

Situated just 14 miles (22km) apart across the Wales-England border, the National League fixture has a long history of crowd trouble.

Wrexham won the game 2-0 at the Racecourse Stadium on Sunday.

A number of people were arrested after the teams met at Chester FC's Deva Stadium in November.

Ch Supt Alex Goss said: "Our aim had always been to see the game pass peacefully while taking into account the rights of the people of Wrexham to go about their normal business.

"I would also like to thank public for their patience and understanding and the fans for their cooperation."

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