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Three more suspected football hooligans arrested over Burnley pub clash

Burnley Miners Club, Plumb Street in Burnley.
Photo Ben Parsons

Burnley Miners Club, Plumb Street in Burnley. Photo Ben Parsons

 

Police have arrested three more suspected hooligans over clashes between football fans in a Burnley pub.

Officers raided three addresses in connection with a 40-man fracas at the Burnley Miners’ Club following Burnley FC’s Championship game with Sheffield Wendesday.

A 26-year-old Burnley man, a 21-year-old Colne man and a 41-year-old from Bacup were arrested as part of on-going investigations into the football violence at the Plumbe Street pub on January 18th.

The men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder after trouble flared up between Clarets fans and Owls supporters.

The operation came just hours hours after a further eight men from across East Lancashire were arrested in connection with the large-scale disorder.

Three Burnley men aged 52, 37 and 18, and a 17-year-old from the town, were arrested alongside a 38-year-old man from Padiham, a 21-year-old from Colne, a 49-year-old from Nelson and a 54-year-old from Rochdale.

All 11 men have been bailed until March 18th pending further inquiries.

 

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