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Images released in connection with Swansea and Cardiff fans clash at Newbury

By rebjo  |  Posted: November 10, 2012

Thames Valley Police have released these images of people they want to speak to

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Police have released images of people they want to speak to in connection with the huge fight between Swansea City and Cardiff City fans at Newbury Racecourse in the summer.
About 60 Swansea and Cardiff fans were involved in the brawl in front of families on 14 July.

A 26-year-old and a 33-year-old, both from Swansea, were arrested on suspicion of affray and later released on bail.

Supt Robin Rickard said: "This was a nasty incident involving up to 60 people fighting in the middle of the afternoon and impacted on lots of innocent people and families who had planned to spend an enjoyable day at the races.

"We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and are determined to bring to justice all those responsible."

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  • Philcwmavon  |  November 11 2012, 12:13AM

    Whether or not they can be put under an umbrella is irrespective. I hope that each and every one of this ill bunch are brought to book,not that their 'punishment' will fit their vile behaviour.

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  • brochadav  |  November 10 2012, 10:16PM

    Maybe not regular racegoers but not definitely football fans either. Why is it whenever there's trouble it automatically gets linked to football. I know people in Swansea and Cardiff who don't go to football but for some stupid reason hate the opposing city and it's inhabitants. There is no sense or reason to it and all I can put it down to is thick, violent people taking any opportunity to have a fight. A lot of football hooligans aren't real supporters, just nasty vicious people looking for a fight. Some of them are well educated with good jobs too. People are strange. I don't recognise any of those faces but I hope someone does and they are rounded up.

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  • Colinco2  |  November 10 2012, 12:55PM

    Lezz_T : Not racegoers at all because racing fans do not act like that....they respect the courses. Unfortunately you get the odd few who come by coach and treat the race day as an excuse to drink excessively and ruin the day for other people and true racing fans. Quite correct geoboy01 - boys who never grow up.

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  • Lezz_T  |  November 10 2012, 12:23PM

    What proof is there that they were football fans? If the incident took place during a race meeting then they were racegoers not football fans.

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  • geoboy01  |  November 10 2012, 10:39AM

    little boys who have never grown up!

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