Stoke & Staffordshire

Port Vale v Stoke under-21s: Woman films fan jumping on her car after derby

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A football fan was caught on camera jumping on the roof of a car by the vehicle's owner.

Gaynor Beresford filmed the culprit damaging her vehicle after a match between Port Vale and Stoke City Under-21s at Vale Park on Tuesday night.

More than 150 officers were deployed to the stadium and seats, toilets and windows were broken in the away stand.

Police said "a large section" of Stoke City fans had been disruptive and 11 men were arrested.

In the video, Ms Beresford, 44, is heard shouting at the man to get off her silver car as he jumps up and down on its roof.

Image caption Police said "a large section" of Stoke City fans had been disruptive

Ms Beresford, of Hamil Road, near the stadium, said she had only bought the car two weeks ago.

"Everybody who has looked at it has said it will be a write-off," she said.

"You could hear them chanting and screaming as they were coming up the road.

"As they got further up one of them ran up my bonnet and jumped on top of my car."

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Image caption Police said considerable damage was caused to the away stand

Stoke City condemned the behaviour of some fans as "deplorable".

Ch Supt Wayne Jones said some fans had tried to set fire to a toilet block. Officers also used protective helmets and riot shields.

A Stoke City FC spokesman said: "We will be pushing for anyone found guilty of disorder on the night to be handed a lengthy football banning order."

Jason Green, 34, of Highfield Avenue, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and 61-year-old Michael Clarke, of Ashcombe Green, Stoke-on-Trent, have been charged with using threatening or abusive language.

Six other men were released pending further inquiries, two were released with no further action and one was issued with a community resolution.

Port Vale FC said repair works would be carried out ahead of the match against Cheltenham Town on 15 December.

The club said it condemned the actions of "those people who attended the game with the intention of not enjoying a football match".

Vale said the referee had included "a number of incidents" in his report and it would wait to hear back from the Football Association.

Staffordshire Police had described the match beforehand as its biggest footballing operation in 10 years.

The match was the first Potteries derby since February 2002 and almost 4,000 Stoke fans attended, contributing to a gate of 7,940.

Port Vale won the Checkatrade Trophy tie 4-0.

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