Arrests made over Bradford bus attack after Swindon game

13 arrests have been made over the incident.

Pa Sport Staff
Tuesday 11 January 2022 16:35
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Wiltshire Police have arrested 13 people after Bradford’s team bus was attacked near the County Ground in October (Leila Coker/PA)
Wiltshire Police have arrested 13 people after Bradford’s team bus was attacked near the County Ground in October (Leila Coker/PA)

Swindon have confirmed 13 arrests have now been made after Bradford’s team bus was attacked outside the County Ground in October.

Bradford’s coach was targeted close to the Magic Roundabout near the ground after Swindon’s 3-1 home Sky Bet League Two defeat on October 23.

A statement on Swindon’s official website read: “Having worked closely with Wiltshire Police 13 arrests have now been made with a further arrest expected to follow in the wake of home fans attacking the Bradford City team bus after our EFL Sky Bet League Two fixture on October 23.

“Ten arrests were made on Wednesday, two further arrests were made on Thursday and one was arrested just prior to Friday’s game against Manchester City with another arrest expected to take place.

“Those held were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, and are all currently on police bail.

“We would like to thank Wiltshire Police for their hard work and assistance on this matter, and we would once again like to stress that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated by Swindon Town Football Club.”

Swindon added any fans found guilty of attacking the bus face a lifetime ban from the County Ground.

Wiltshire Police inspector James Neighbour added: “The sort of violent behaviour that was witnessed following this match is absolutely unacceptable.

“We are determined to robustly tackle such behaviour and ensure that those involved answer for their actions.”

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