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Seven arrested after disorder at Congleton V Macclesfield football match


Seven men have been arrested following an investigation into disorder at Macclesfield Football Club’s NWCFL Premier Division fixture against Congleton Town.

Officers were made aware of disorder at the Moss Rose football ground at around 4.50pm on Monday 30 August.

Police swiftly attended the scene and a dispersal order was put in place in the area.

A number of enquiries has led to seven people being arrested this morning (Friday 17 September) on suspicion of violent disorder.

Detective Inspector John O’Driscoll said: “The arrests today are a culmination of hard work and dedication across a number of departments who have had to gather evidence and analyse hours of CCTV and mobile phone footage to find those responsible for the disorder.

“The investigation is very much continuing and as enquiries continue further arrests will follow.

“No-one should go to a football match and be subjected to violence – we are committed in doing everything possible to prevent this from happening.”

Superintendent Peter Crowcroft said: “While the majority of football fans who attended the match were well behaved and had an enjoyable time, unfortunately there were a small number who were intent on causing harm. This will not be tolerated in our town.

“Today’s action should act as a warning to football fans looking to visit Macclesfield to cause trouble and shows that we will investigate any reports of crime made to us and take relevant action where possible.”

The list is as follows:

  • A 31-year-old man from Macclesfield

  • A 34-year-old man from Macclesfield

  • A 54-year-old man from Macclesfield

  • A 23-year-old man from Macclesfield

  • A 26-year-old man from Macclesfield

  • A 19-year-old man from Macclesfield

  • A 51-year-old man from Buxton

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