Newbury Racecourse football fans brawl images released

  • 10 November 2012
  • From the section Berkshire
CCTV images
Image caption Police said they wanted to speak to eight men in connection with the incident

Police investigating a mass brawl between rival football fans at a race meeting in Berkshire earlier this year want to speak to eight men.

About 60 Swansea and Cardiff fans clashed in front of families at Newbury Racecourse on 14 July.

Running battles were fought for 15 minutes in the grandstand before spreading to the racecourse.

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of eight men they hope to speak to in connection with the incident.

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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