Appeal for witnesses after football fight in York

Police in York are appealing for witnesses after five people were arrested following a fight involving football fans in Gillygate on Saturday.

Police were called to reports of glasses and bottles being thrown in the street outside the Pink Pony pub at around 2.15pm on Saturday 16 March 2013.

No-one was injured during the incident, which involved a group of people from York and Stoke-on-Trent.

"It was disgraceful behaviour by a shockingly behaved minority who should be ashamed of themselves. Thankfully no-one suffered any injuries as a result of the incident and those responsible should count themselves very lucky not to be facing more serious allegations.

"We have been checking CCTV of the incident and speaking to people who were present, however, it is vital that any other witnesses to the incident come forward.

"This behaviour will not be tolerated, you can be assured that North Yorkshire Police will ensure offences of this nature are pursued through the courts and football banning orders sought."

– PC Andrew Pearson, from York Police

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