Six arrests at Wolves v Birmingham derby

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Six people were arrested after Wolves' 0-0 draw with local rivals Birmingham City at Molineux.

West Midlands Police praised the majority of fans, but said that a 'small disorder' broke out as fans were leaving the stadium.

The disruption took place around the Stafford Street area and was quickly contained, police said.

Chief Inspector Nick Rowe, who led the police operation, emphasised the good behaviour of the majority of the 21,464 supporters who attended the match.

He said: "The actions of a few should not mar today's local derby. The majority of the day passed peacefully and successfully.

"However, action will always be taken against those few who don't follow the law. Our officers were quick to respond and dispel those intent on confrontation.

"An investigation is now underway. If there were people who saw something that could help our investigation or who have mobile phone footage of the disorder then they should contact the football unit on 101 at the earliest opportunity."

Blues fans were prevented from drinking in city-centre pubs ahead of the game in a bid to prevent a repeat of the mass brawl which saw five men arrested after the same fixture last season.

  • Read the full match report of the game here.

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