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Five arrested over football disorders in Lincoln

Police officers waiting for a train carrying 80 Leicester fans travelling to Lincoln

Five men have been arrested after violent disorder related to football in Lincoln on August 4.

The disorder happened between Lincoln City and Leicester City football fans after a match between the two clubs in Lincoln was cancelled.

Three males from the Lincoln area have been arrested – two are 18, and the other is 19.

Two males, a 29 year-old and 33 year-old, from the Leicester area were also arrested.

All five males are currently on conditional bail.

The Lincoln – Leicester friendly match was cancelled after police were tipped that the match may be disrupted by people travelling to Lincoln with the intention of causing serious disorder.

Lincoln City Football Club said it has lost more than £60,000 after it had to cancel two matches due to the security threats from fans.

Throughout the day a total of seven dispersal notices were issued to males from both Lincoln and Leicester, instructing them to leave the city centre.

A further arrest was made of a Leicester male for being drunk and disorderly at Lincoln train station.

British Transport Police is also investigating an alleged assault of a female guard on a train carrying 80 Leicester fans travelling to Lincoln on August 4.

Source: Lincolnshire Police