Appeal after disorder at Port Vale match

General View of Vale Park Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses following a series of disturbances at the Port Vale v Bristol Rovers football game on Saturday afternoon.

More than 5,000 fans attended the match at the Vale ground. During the game some 30 Bristol Rovers supporters were removed for a variety of offences including making racially motivated insults towards stewards.

At the end of the match, following further ejections, a group of nearly 50 Bristol Rover fans congregated on one of the car parks and a disturbance broke out between themselves and the match day stewards.

Four males and two females who were among the Bristol Rovers supporters, sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident.

All were treated by St John Ambulance personnel at the ground. They were all able to board coaches for their return trip home.

Four arrests were made at the match. All have been bailed.

A steward reported being racially abused and as a result a 52-year-old male was arrested for racially aggravated abuse .

Officials from the two clubs and officers from Staffordshire Police will be studying CCTV images from the game and the various incidents that occurred, as investigations continue.

Anyone who has any information about the incident should call police on 101.