Fights start at Shrewsbury Town v Hereford United game

Five people have been arrested over public order offences after more than 100 people were caught up in trouble at a Football League match in Shropshire.

Fighting began in the first half between rival Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United fans at Shrewsbury's Greenhous Meadow on Tuesday night.

West Mercia Police said a few police officers and club stewards had been assaulted.

Fans from both clubs were arrested and held in custody on Wednesday.

Ch Insp Martin Whitelegg said the club had its own stewards but called for police back-up in the first half to help restore order.

About 25 police officers were deployed to the football ground.

Ch Insp Whitelegg said West Mercia Police would speak to Shrewsbury Town about its future stewarding of League Two matches.

"We will be conducting investigations into what happened and to identify the offenders. This will include examination of CCTV to trace the offenders who will be dealt with for offences of affray and public order," he added.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites