Mounted police pictured clearing pitch invasion

Mounted police were called in after a pitch invasion following Bristol City's 2-1 victory against Bristol Rovers at Ashton Gate tonight.

Mounted police respond to a pitch invasion at Ashton Gate, Bristol
Mounted police respond to a pitch invasion at Ashton Gate, Bristol Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Mounted police work to clear fans from the potch
Mounted police work to clear fans from the potch Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Mounted police on standby
Mounted police on standby Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Bristol City's fans on the right are kept away from Bristol Rovers fans by stewards
Bristol City's fans on the right are kept away from Bristol Rovers fans by stewards Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

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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.