Twelve arrested at Devon football derby

PUBLISHED: 12:05 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:05 04 April 2016

Archant

But police are generally pleased with crowd behaviour during Exeter v Plymouth match

Twelve people were arrested for a variety of alleged offences connected with the Exeter City versus Plymouth Argyle football match on Saturday (April 2).

Chief Inspector Richard Hooper-Bennett said: “For a crowd of around 8,000 people, to report that we had just 12 arrests reflects well on the day as this is a very small number.

“It was a large but smooth policing operation; the majority of Plymouth fans came to the match on official club coaches, but there was a large group of Plymouth fans who had pre-match drinks in the Walkabout and these were given an escort to St James Park prior to kick-off.

“A group of away fans were also retained at full-time for a short period to help with crowd dispersal; these fans were then escorted to St David’s Train Station. There are no reported incidents following the full-time whistle.

“Those arrested for football related disorder are now at risk of having football banning orders applied to them in addition to any court disposals.

“I would like to thank the vast majority of fans who behaved impeccably and enjoyed a Devon derby played in the sunshine.”

Other News Stories

A pair of Exmouth youngsters were among five from the East Devon to have a special Royal appointment at Buckingham Palace.

Read more

Giant octopi, manta rays and mermaids will soon fill the skies of Exmouth as part of the Rotary Club of Exmouth & District’s annual kite festival.

Read more

A group of Exmouth friends braved heat-wave conditions and sleepless car journeys to complete the national Three-Peaks Challenge for charity.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:33

Devon’s largest churchyard lies in Exmouth and its reverend has revealed the ‘tremendous’ one-man task of looking after its vast and environmentally-important grounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:41

Open-air production of one of Shakespeare’s most-loved comedies

Read more
Yesterday, 14:29

A drunken thug who tried to strangle his girlfriend in a tent on a cliff top in Exmouth will be sentenced at Exeter Crown Court.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:32

Time is running out for people to take up a stall at an annual charity event in Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20

A charity giving care and support through terminal illness is appealing for volunteers to help with its collection tins.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20

An Exmouth woman running the Cancer Research Race for Life in memory of her mum is urging others to sign up and take part.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:22

Three suffer smoke inhalation after gas cooker blaze.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications