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WATCH: Slovan fans clash with police outside Molineux

By Jamie Brassington | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

Video has emerged on social media showing Slovan Bratislava fans clashing with police outside Molineux.

Video has emerged of fans clashing with police

One officer is seen punching a fan to the ground as a group of supporters rush a line of police after the match last night.

Three people were arrested in total during the evening: one on suspicion of assaulting an officer after the match, one on suspicion of making racial comments and another on suspicion of throwing coins at Wolves fans.

There were also reports of trouble on Wednesday night at the Red Wings Lodge, near Molineux, when a flare was allegedly set off inside the building.

Watch the video here:

Warning: Contains strong language

Slovan Bratislava fans fight with police outside Molineux

Chief constable Dave Thompson tweeted to say the travelling Slovan fans, from Slovakia, were overall "very good natured", while a police spokesman said there were "pockets of disorder".

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The spokesman added that enquiries are ongoing to "establish the full circumstances" around the incident caught on camera.

"This was designated as a high risk fixture given UEFA had recently issued sanctions on the away club," the spokesman said.

"There were pockets of disorder during the evening which included a group of away supporters surging towards home fans forcing police officers to intervene.

"An officer was assaulted as officers contained the volatile away following.

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"A 36-year-old man from Slovakia was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and remains in police custody for questioning.

"During the match a 35-year-old man from Slovakia was arrested on suspicion of making racial comments and is also still in custody.

"A 38-year-old man from Manchester was arrested and later charged with throwing coins towards home supporters. Adam Kwasniewski, 38, from Manchester, was bailed to appear before Walsall Magistrates' Court on November 28.

"There were some small pockets of disorder in the city centre following the match but no-one was seriously injured.

"A review of the football operation on the day - as with any match which has presented policing challenges - will be carried out.

"We’re aware of a video circulating on social media and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances. The force’s Professional Standards Department will be informed."

Some 1,000 away fans are said to have travelled over for the match at Molineux, which Wolves won 1-0 thanks to an injury time Raul Jimenez header.

The force quashed reports that a Wolves fan was stabbed after rumours were circulated on social media.

The clash caught on video took place outside the Steve Bull stand when more than a dozen police officers could be seen separating off a greater number of Slovan fans at around 10pm.

For many Slovan fans the party continued late into the night, with some also seen revelling around the Chapel Ash area of the city during the morning rush hour on Friday.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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