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Funeral for Wolves legend Peter Broadbent today

The funeral of Midland football legend Peter Broadbent will take place in Wolverhampton today.

The player, best known for his time with Wolves in the 50s and 60s, died on October 1.

Peter Broadbent in his Aston Villa strip. He played for the club for three years in the 60s Credit: PA

During his career, he also played for Shrewsbury Town, Aston Villa, Stockport County and Bromsgrove Rovers.

Widely recognised as a naturally gifted footballer, Broadbent was cited by both Alex Ferguson and George Best as among their favourites on the pitch.

Peter Broadbent (back row, fourth from left) poses with the 1964-65 Wolves team Credit: PA

The funeral will take place at St Peter's Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton city centre at 1.45pm.


Extra policing for Shrewsbury v Wolves game

Around 200 officers will be on duty for the local derby between Shrewsbury and Wolves today.

The game is expected to attract a sell-out crowd of more than 9,000.

Chief Inspector Dave McWilliam, the match day commander, said:

“We are hoping the day will not be marred by trouble but anyone causing problems or involved in disorder, is likely to be arrested.”

Supporters without tickets are being urged not to travel.

Walsall apologise for offensive tweet

Walsall FC have been forced to apologise after an offensive tweet appeared on their twitter feed after their victory over Wolves last night.

The Saddlers won the away game 1-0 after a winner from Andy Butler.


Fans bailed after football violence

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.

A detailed investigation is under way into the offences committed and evidence will be put before the courts in relation to the criminal behaviour of those to decided to become involved.

– Staffordshire Police

Two-thirds of fans arrested were Port Vale supporters

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 make 23 arrests after football match

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.

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