Violence after Bristol derby

Police made around 12 arrests after violence broke out after the Bristol football derby on Wednesday night. Mounted police were used to clear a pitch invasion following Bristol City's 2-1 win.

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Mounted police quell pitch invasion after Bristol derby

Mounted police had to clear Bristol City fans from the Ashton Gate pitch after violence broke out following the Bristol football derby tonight.

Bristol City's fans are kept away from Bristol Rovers fans by Police at Ashton Gate Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

The fans invaded the pitch to celebrate their team's 2-1 over Bristol Rovers in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Avon and Somerset Police said around a dozen people had been arrested as a result of the disturbances and three officers received medical treatment for non-serious injuries.

As well as trouble after the final whistle there were also disturbances in the stands, and police in riot gear and stewards were needed to keep rival fans apart.

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