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Four arrested after disorder between Blackpool and Walsall football fans

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Image caption High Street in Walsall, where trouble flared between Blackpool and Walsall fans ahead of their League One match

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of affray after violence flared between rival football fans.

West Midlands Police launched an investigation after Blackpool and Walsall supporters were involved in disorder in Walsall town centre before their match on 23 January.

Two Willenhall men, aged 16 and 17, a 17-year-old from Brownhills and a 20-year-old from the Beechdale area of Walsall were apprehended on 5 February.

All four have been released on bail.

PC Stuart Spencer, from West Midlands Police, said officers were still investigating the incidents before the match and appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

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