Greater Manchester Police appeal for information following violence at Bolton Wanderers v Wigan match

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The match took place at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday August 19

Greater Manchester Police is appealing for information in their investigation into violence at a football match. The game between Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic was followed by a disruption which involved around 50 people on Bolton’s Market Street. 

Officers implemented a Section 34 Dispersal Order to break up the incident. Two men were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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GMP are now appealing for any photos, videos or other material which could be used in their investigation. The investigation team has now set up a Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) for members of the public to upload information, photos and video.

Superintendent Danny O'Neil said: “This level of violence and disorder will not be tolerated and we are determined to locate those involved so they can be dealt with appropriately. Officers’ body worn footage is being reviewed but we are also appealing for members of the public to come forward with any information, photos or footage of the incident. 

The incident took place following the match at the University of Bolton StadiumThe incident took place following the match at the University of Bolton Stadium
The incident took place following the match at the University of Bolton Stadium | Getty

"If the violence is linked to the Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic game, we will be seeking banning orders on those identified, as well as prosecuting them. We would urge anyone who can help us identify those responsible to get in touch with us via the MIPP, 101 or anonymously through the independent charity - Crimestoppers - on 0800 555 111." 

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