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Thirty-three football fans have now been charged with offences including criminal damage and assault in the wake of trouble at last month's derby match in Bristol.
Mounted police were called in after a pitch invasion at the first City versus Rovers clash in seven years. There was further disorder outside the ground. The charges follow arrests in raids on wednesday.
Police in Bristol have arrested 28 people in early morning raids across the city.
It follows disorder during the recent football derby between Bristol City and Bristol Rovers.
Three officers were injured when rival fans invaded the pitch after the match on the 4th of September, Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.
Almost 30 arrests have been made as part of an operation to clean up football by Avon and Somerset Police.
Twenty eight people were arrested following this morning's raids which came as a result of disorder during the Bristol City and Bristol Rovers Johnstone's Paint Trophy match on September 4.
Silver Commander Chief Inspector Paul Mogg said:
Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe from Avon and Somerset Police said witnesses have come forward over the pitch invasion following a Bristol City vs Rovers match.
She said: "There was a lot of CCTV available on the night, we have footage not just from within the stadium but also from the shops, pubs nearby.
"We've got witnesses who have come forward and told us what they've seen. We've got officers who may have taken photos of those responsible at the time."
20 people have been arrested in Bristol this morning in dawn raids carried out by police.
The arrests come after a Bristol City v Rovers match ended in a pitch invasion and violence earlier in the month. This morning's raids bring the overall number of arrests since the match to 50.
18 people have been arrested in Bristol this morning in dawn raids carried out by police. The arrests come after a Bristol City v Rovers match ended in a pitch invasion and violence earlier in the month.