Over the weekend, three people have been arrested in connection to a disturbance that caused a Cymru Premier League game to be abandoned. The Football Association of Wales (FAW) is currently conducting an investigation into the incident. North Wales Police are appealing to witnesses to come forward and have arrested two men aged 41 and 19, as well as a 15-year old male, on suspicion of violent disorder and wounding with intent. All three have since been bailed pending further investigation.
Superintendent Nick Evans has stated that an extensive investigation is being launched in order to identify those involved in the disorder at the stadium and ensure that they are prosecuted. Football banning orders may also be sought to prevent those involved from attending any future football matches. The disturbance occurred around 15 minutes into the match, with Caernarfon reporting that two of their fans were injured.
In response to the incident, North Wales Police and British Transport Police were deployed at Flint Train Station to prevent further disorder after the game. A 24-hour dispersal order was also put in place in Flint until 18:30 BST on Sunday, giving officers the power to stop any groups from gathering and requiring them not to return. The Welsh Ambulance Service was called to the scene and one patient was airlifted to University Hospital Aintree for further treatment.
The FAW has confirmed that a decision on any potential new date for the fixture will be communicated in due course. North Wales Police is urging anyone who witnessed the incident and has information that could assist with their investigation to contact them on 101, or via their website, using reference A050936. It is clear that such scenes will not be tolerated and all those responsible for the violence will be held accountable.