Police investigating a clash between football fans at a match in Exeter have thanked the public for helping to identify men they believed could have information to help.
Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating an incident of public order between Exeter City and Port Vale at St James Park, Exeter, on Saturday, May 7, where it was said fans stormed the pitch and threw smoke bombs, coins, bottles, and a metal spanner.
Police said the successful appeal had identified three men who it was thought may be able to help with the investigation.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police issued an appeal in connection to an incident of public order which happened at a football match between Exeter City and Port Vale at St James Park, Exeter on Saturday 7 May.
“Following the appeal, all individuals have now been identified and police enquiries continue.
“We would like to thank the public for their assistance.”
In appealing for information, police revealed how at the final whistle both sets of supporters entered the field of play and were kept apart by officers and stewards.
Both sides reportedly threw objects at each other including smoke bombs, coins, bottles, and a metal spanner, all of which could have caused serious injury, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
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