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Police say football hooligans will be dealt with robustly after twenty-three people were arrested at a match involving two Midands clubs in Stoke-on-Trent.
Officers were pelted with missiles and a police car was smashed up. Today, a criminologist told ITV News that lower league clubs can still be volatile places.
A group of football fans arrested after trouble broke out at a local derby match have been bailed.
The 23 people were all detained after problems before, during and after Saturday's League One game between Port Vale and Wolves.
Ch Supt Jon Drake from Staffordshire Police speaks out following the arrest of 23 people after the Port Vale match against Wolves yesterday.
Police say they believe around two-thirds of those arrested after trouble broke out at the Port Vale grounds following the team's 3-1 loss to Wolves were home supporters.
All 23 people arrested by Staffordshire Police have now been released on bail.
Police have been pelted with bottles and missiles after trouble broke out between football fans following a highly-charged local derby game.
Officers arrested 23 people when Port Vale entertained rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in League One yesterday.
Staffordshire Police said it was "confronted by a significant group of home fans" involved in "violent disorder" who had gone out of their way to target police lines.
The force is now scouring CCTV from the day's fixture, which Wolves won 3 - 1, in a bid to trace everybody who had a hand in causing trouble.
Port Vale said it would fully back any police action against any of its fans involved.