Eight men arrested in connection with Lincoln football violence

Lincolnshire Police, along with officers from Hertfordshire, have on Wednesday, December 16 arrested eight men in connection with football disorder in Lincoln in September.

Officers from Lincolnshire travelled to Hertfordshire to carry out the arrests and were supported by local officers.

The action comes as part Operation Dogfish, an ongoing investigation into violence and disorder that took place in Lincoln on September 12 following the Lincoln City versus Boreham Wood match.

A brawl was said to have begun at the High Street Shakespeare Street junction and involved around 40 people.

Three people were reportedly injured, although not seriously.

All eight individuals, whose ages range between 21 and 53-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Seven men are from Borehamwood and one man is from Hemel Hempstead.

They are all currently in police custody and will be questioned in due course.

Three people were initially arrested by Lincolnshire Police following the disorder and were released in bail.