SIX football fans have been arrested to prevent an
organised brawl taking place in Cumbria.
The fight was due to take place in Carlisle city centre following Carlisle United’s preseason friendly against Championship outfit Burnley.
Five Burnley fans and one Carlisle fan were arrested as a result of police intelligence to prevent disorder breaking out in the city.
Superintendent Mark Pannone, the police match commander said “Due to positive, preventative policing tactics, disorder was prevented in Carlisle city centre.
“A fight was being arranged between opposing fans and Cumbria Constabulary acted to prevent such an incident from happening.
“These people will be interviewed and if appropriate, football banning orders will
be sought to prevent these people causing problems in the forthcoming season.”
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