Investigation launched following football disorder August 7th, 2013 admin Latest News Latest Sports Shares Comments Investigation launched following football disorder POLICE have launched a major criminal investigation following pockets of disorder at Monday night’s Lancashire derby between Preston North End and Blackpool at Deepdale. There were a number of incidents during the day that culminated in around 200 supporters invading the pitch following the game. There were some minor scuffles between some fans and significant damage to the stadium. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured. Detectives are now working to identify those responsible for the most serious offences by examining CCTV, including images from throughout the day from the city centre, and gathering other evidence. Video By Blackpool fan Daz R “The behaviour of those involved in the disorder on Monday was completely unacceptable. There is now a major investigation underway to identify those responsible and to put them before the courts.” DI Paddy O’Neill The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Inspector Paddy O’Neill, said: “The behaviour of those involved in the disorder on Monday was completely unacceptable. There is now a major investigation underway to identify those responsible and to put them before the courts. “The vast majority of those who attended the fixture behaved responsibly and it is entirely regrettable that a small number chose to act in this mindless fashion. “Disorder like this mars the game, it’s illegal and it frightens people. We will work hard with both clubs and members of the public to identify those involved, and my message to those people is that your arrest is inevitable” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!