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Police provide update following mass brawl during football game

FOLLOWING a “mass brawl” broke out during a football match between Rhyl and Bangor, the police have provided an update to the public.

It all kicked off towards the end of the game between CPD Y Rhyl 1879 and CPD Bangor 1876 on Saturday, October 22, resulting in five red cards being issued and a Football Association of Wales (FAW) investigation commencing.

Now, North Wales Police have provided an update regarding their investigation into the incident.

Following an incident of disorder that occurred within the playing area of a football match between Rhyl 1879 and Bangor 1876 on Saturday, October 22nd, Detective Inspector Kris Williams issued the following statement: ‘We are continuing to investigate the disorder that occurred at the conclusion of Saturday’s football match between Rhyl 1879 and Bangor 1876.

“‘We continue in contact with the Football Association of Wales and representatives of both clubs, and we are taking measures to interrogate anyone involved and pursue prosecution if appropriate.

“One person has been interviewed under caution, and we have provided the contact information for two further individuals we wish to talk with in relation to the event.”

Following the game, Rhyl club said: “Following one of the largest-attended games across the FAW yesterday (October 22), our community club is deeply upset and saddened at the on-field events at the end of the game against our friends from Bangor 1876.

“We would like to thank North Wales Police for supporting the game, both sets of supporters, and especially our club volunteers who give up their valuable time to make this and every home game possible.

“We apologise to everyone who experienced the incident and this matter is being dealt with internally as a matter of urgency.

“We await the referee’s report, and we will be making no further comment at this time.”

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