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Arrests made in Swindon for attack on Bradford City team bus at away game

Thirteen people have been arrested for an attack on Bradford City's club bus at an away game in Swindon.

Thirteen people have been arrested following an attack on the Bradford City team bus by home fans in October.

Swindon Town has worked closely with Wiltshire Police where thirteen arrests have been made with a further arrest expected to follow in the wake of home fans attacking the Bradford City team bus after our EFL Sky Bet League Two fixture on 23 October.

Ten arrests were made on Wednesday 5 January, two further arrests were made on Thursday 6 January, and one was arrested on Friday, with another arrest expected to take place.

Those held were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, and are all currently on police bail.

A spokesperson for the club said: “We would like to thank Wiltshire Police for their hard work and assistance on this matter, and we would once again like to stress that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated by Swindon Town Football Club.

“Anyone found to be participating in such behaviour will be punished accordingly and could face a lifetime ban from The County Ground.

“We are determined to continue to work closely with Wiltshire Police to stamp out football violence from the game as it has no place.”

Inspector James Neighbour from Wiltshire Police said: “The sort of violent behaviour that was witnessed following this match is absolutely unacceptable.

“We are determined to robustly tackle such behaviour and ensure that those involved answer for their actions.

“Football related violence has no place in the game and we are working closely with Swindon Town Football Club to ensure that these sort of incidents, which can ruin the experience for real fans, are stamped out.”

Bradford City has declined to comment.

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