South East Wales

Photo appeal over Bristol City fans' violence in Cardiff

Police issued photos of people they want to question
Image caption Police issued photos of people they want to question

Police investigating violence by Bristol City football fans at a match in Cardiff have issued photos of 16 people they want to question.

There were incidents of disorder and criminal damage outside Cardiff City Stadium and in St Mary Street in the city centre on 16 February.

South Wales Police launched Operation Panther to identify those involved.

The force said the trouble involved "a small minority" of visiting fans at the match with Cardiff City.

Three fans involved in the trouble have already been convicted and given football banning orders.

Football liaison officer Pc Christian Evans said: "This incident did not involve any home fans and the vast majority of away supporters behaved impeccably but unfortunately a small minority were intent on causing trouble.

"We are committed to keeping football a safe environment where people are able to take their families without fear of violence. If anyone recognises someone in the pictures I would urge them to call us."

A Bristol City FC spokesman said: "Incidents such as those which allegedly took place in Cardiff pose a serious threat to our desire to make Bristol City Football Club a place where people can watch a game safely and securely."

South Wales Police have asked anyone with information to contact Pc Evans on 07584 883154 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Panther.

Image caption Bristol City FC appealed for people to get in touch if they recognised anyone

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