Two fans arrested at Newport County v Portsmouth clash

Two fans arrested at County v Portsmouth clash

CROWD CONTROL: Police officers contain Portsmouth fans outside the Queens Hotel in Newport

CROWD CONTROL: Police officers contain Portsmouth fans outside the Queens Hotel in Newport

CROWD CONTROL: Horses were used in the operation to police football fans in Newport on Saturday

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TWO people were arrested after Portsmouth and Newport County football fans clashed in the city centre on Saturday.

A man in his thirties was arrested on suspicion of assault but was released with no further action. A man in his fifties was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and has since been bailed pending further enquiries. Both men were from the Portsmouth area.

The disorder happened in both the city centre and at the Rodney Parade ground. A Gwent police spokeswoman said that enquiries into the disorder were "ongoing" with CCTV taken from within the ground and outside being reviewed. She said this may lead to further action and possible arrests.

More than a 1,000 Portsmouth fans descended on the city centre on Saturday to face Newport County and Gwent Police praised the vast majority of these fans for supporting in the “right spirit”.

There was a heavy police presence around the city centre on Saturday, which included dogs and officers on horseback. A team of officers contained a large group of fans outside the Queen’s Hotel before walking them through the city centre.

Will Pannell, bar manager at The Lamb pub on Bridge Street, had a doorman to help with the extra crowds but said there wasn’t any trouble, with both Portsmouth and County fans drinking together.

He said: “It was busier than expected. There was a good bit of banter – a bit of chanting, but no trouble. It’s always good in here.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the disorder or has information about the incident is asked to ring 101.

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6:59pm Mon 31 Mar 14

cath 872 says...

I saw this in town Saturday. Police dogs, horses and dozens of police officers. I think if you had wanted to report a crime in Newport that afternoon you would had a long wait for someone to show up, all the coppers were in town!
I saw this in town Saturday. Police dogs, horses and dozens of police officers. I think if you had wanted to report a crime in Newport that afternoon you would had a long wait for someone to show up, all the coppers were in town! cath 872
  • Score: 0

7:23pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Thor at the door says...

Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs!

All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high!

A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!!
Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs! All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high! A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!! Thor at the door
  • Score: -8

9:01pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Mike0408 says...

woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses.

nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge).

i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self.

the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).
woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses. nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge). i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self. the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :). Mike0408
  • Score: 9

10:31pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Thor at the door says...

Mike0408 wrote:
woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses.

nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge).

i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self.

the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).
Your obviously one of the football idiots involved in this. Arrogant and bigoted.
The only excretion that needs cleaning up is the football fans.
[quote][p][bold]Mike0408[/bold] wrote: woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses. nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge). i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self. the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).[/p][/quote]Your obviously one of the football idiots involved in this. Arrogant and bigoted. The only excretion that needs cleaning up is the football fans. Thor at the door
  • Score: -15

10:36pm Mon 31 Mar 14

regaturn says...

Arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and then bailed pending further enquiries.Really? First time I've heard of that happening.
Arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and then bailed pending further enquiries.Really? First time I've heard of that happening. regaturn
  • Score: -1

10:18am Tue 1 Apr 14

DDDog1 says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs!

All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high!

A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!!
Not sure Portsmouth have ever played at Kimberly park but there you go but if you're writing about true County supporters then you're wrong,nearly a thousand travelled to Fratton park without a ounce of trouble but you seem content with tarring all Newport supporters with the 50 or so Pompey trouble makers,as for Rodney parade plc or should I say Newport athletics club, they are skint and need us so tough .
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs! All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high! A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!![/p][/quote]Not sure Portsmouth have ever played at Kimberly park but there you go but if you're writing about true County supporters then you're wrong,nearly a thousand travelled to Fratton park without a ounce of trouble but you seem content with tarring all Newport supporters with the 50 or so Pompey trouble makers,as for Rodney parade plc or should I say Newport athletics club, they are skint and need us so tough . DDDog1
  • Score: 14

10:28am Tue 1 Apr 14

ncfcr says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs!

All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high!

A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!!
As opposed to rugby fans who just get drunk and beat up the Mrs when they get home.
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs! All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high! A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!![/p][/quote]As opposed to rugby fans who just get drunk and beat up the Mrs when they get home. ncfcr
  • Score: 0

3:13pm Tue 1 Apr 14

MrBronson mkII says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Mike0408 wrote:
woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses.

nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge).

i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self.

the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).
Your obviously one of the football idiots involved in this. Arrogant and bigoted.
The only excretion that needs cleaning up is the football fans.
The "arrogant and bigoted" comment genuinely made me laugh!
There is only one person making himself appear arrogant and bigoted in these comments and he loathes football fans.
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike0408[/bold] wrote: woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses. nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge). i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self. the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).[/p][/quote]Your obviously one of the football idiots involved in this. Arrogant and bigoted. The only excretion that needs cleaning up is the football fans.[/p][/quote]The "arrogant and bigoted" comment genuinely made me laugh! There is only one person making himself appear arrogant and bigoted in these comments and he loathes football fans. MrBronson mkII
  • Score: 6

4:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Nptsportsfan says...

Thor you are obviously a bigoted rugby fan, the police actually priase the vast majority of fans. I think you should ask yourself why the away dugout is covered at RP. Whilst the rugby fans would love to say its because of the football fans its actually been requested for a long time by the visiting rugby benches who were fed up with abuse there players received and the throwing of alcohol 9\booze isn't allowed at the football so try as you might it's hard to blame the football fans for that
Thor you are obviously a bigoted rugby fan, the police actually priase the vast majority of fans. I think you should ask yourself why the away dugout is covered at RP. Whilst the rugby fans would love to say its because of the football fans its actually been requested for a long time by the visiting rugby benches who were fed up with abuse there players received and the throwing of alcohol 9\booze isn't allowed at the football so try as you might it's hard to blame the football fans for that Nptsportsfan
  • Score: 8

8:46pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Frankfurt says...

Stoke city have played at Kimberley Park.
Stoke city have played at Kimberley Park. Frankfurt
  • Score: 1

11:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

County says...

No need for all the cops, the one steward that held off 30 of the tough guys in the ground would do the job.
No need for all the cops, the one steward that held off 30 of the tough guys in the ground would do the job. County
  • Score: 1

3:26am Wed 2 Apr 14

Mike0408 says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Mike0408 wrote:
woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses.

nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge).

i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self.

the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).
Your obviously one of the football idiots involved in this. Arrogant and bigoted.
The only excretion that needs cleaning up is the football fans.
I don't follow the football, didn't know it was on until I asked a police officer why there was so many about lol.


So no I am not 1 of these football idiots you speak off
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike0408[/bold] wrote: woudl have been LOVELY if they actually cleaned up after their horses. nothing but horse crap on the roads (especially outside the travel lodge). i think horse riders should get fined the same as dog walkers if they don't clean up after them self. the picture the Argus posted seems like there was a big riot lol, but glad it all stayed calm :), cant complain about someone being drunk and 1 assault, you get worse than that on a Friday and Saturday night :).[/p][/quote]Your obviously one of the football idiots involved in this. Arrogant and bigoted. The only excretion that needs cleaning up is the football fans.[/p][/quote]I don't follow the football, didn't know it was on until I asked a police officer why there was so many about lol. So no I am not 1 of these football idiots you speak off Mike0408
  • Score: 1

12:26pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Nptsportsfan says...

no but you are one of the bigoted rugby fans. Sort out the problems rugby has with excessive alcohol cunsumption which results in domestic abuse before having a go at football fans, the majority of which were praised by the police.
no but you are one of the bigoted rugby fans. Sort out the problems rugby has with excessive alcohol cunsumption which results in domestic abuse before having a go at football fans, the majority of which were praised by the police. Nptsportsfan
  • Score: 1

10:35am Tue 8 Apr 14

Jimport says...

Thor at the door wrote:
Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs!

All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high!

A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!!
So you think my 83-year-old grandfather and I are 'scum bags'? Or is this, as I suspect, a ridiculous generalisation based on a tiny percentage of football fans, which, frankly, makes you look stupid?
[quote][p][bold]Thor at the door[/bold] wrote: Total idiots and scum bags! They should ban them from rp, go back to Kimberly park and play! You do t see this when the dragons play. Just a load of yobs! All acting hard in packs, mouthing off and making the town a no go for normal folk! And the cost of policing these clowns must be high! A disgrace, if they want to fight, go to a boxing club! None of them could hit their way out of a wet argus! I loath football fans! They ruine everything!! Idiots!!!![/p][/quote]So you think my 83-year-old grandfather and I are 'scum bags'? Or is this, as I suspect, a ridiculous generalisation based on a tiny percentage of football fans, which, frankly, makes you look stupid? Jimport
  • Score: 0

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