Police issue warning to fans involved in disorder ahead of FA Cup game
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In relation to matchday disorder which occurred during Wrexham AFC’s match at Oldham Athletic last month, North Wales Police wishes to provide the following update.
In total, 11 disorder-related arrests were made by Greater Manchester Police officers following the National League fixture at Boundary Park on 1 October.
An investigation was launched immediately afterwards, with North Wales Police providing full support to GMP’s enquiries.
Efforts to identify those responsible remain ongoing, with CCTV footage and other evidence reviewed by investigating officers.
North Wales Police wishes to emphasise that anyone suspected of involvement in this disorder will be detained by officers and potentially refused entry to the ground, should they attend Sunday's FA Cup Game between the sides at The Racecourse.
Chief Superintendent Mark Williams said: “The violent scenes witnessed last month involving a minority of Wrexham and Oldham supporters were wholly unacceptable.
“On what should have been a celebratory day for Wrexham, a small number of fans who were intent on violence tarnished their club’s victory and reputation.
“Our colleagues at GMP continue to investigate this incident fully and those involved, who evaded arrest, will soon be identified.
“As previously outlined, matchday policing resources have been escalated for Sunday’s FA Cup match, with fan safety being our utmost priority.
“My officers have been provided with the CCTV evidence and will be actively seeking to identify and arrest offenders who may decide to attend the match on Saturday.
“North Wales Police officers work closely with Wrexham AFC and we know the vast majority of its supporters are a credit to the club.
“We are unified in our view that disorder and violence of any kind will not be tolerated and we will strive to eradicate it when it occurs.”