Teens among six bailed following Wolves v Birmingham disorder

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Two teenagers are among six people who have been bailed following a 'small disorder' after yesterday's derby between Wolves and Birmingham.

The two 17-year-olds and four men aged between 23 and 53 were arrested when disorder broke out in Stafford Street as supporters left the Molineux Stadium following the 0-0 draw.

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.

Details of those arrested:

  • Two 17-year-old boys from Solihull arrested for public order offences
  • A 30-year-old man from Castle Vale arrested for a public order offence and possession of class A drugs
  • A 53-year-old man from Stechford arrested for obstructing a police officer
  • A 23-year-old man from Stechford arrested for assaulting a police officer
  • A 52-year-old man from Harborne arrested for a public order offence

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