Eight teens arrested over football hooliganism

Eight teenagers were arrested by police in a series of dawn raids organised after rival football fans clashed in Barnsley in October.

The youths, aged between 15 and 17, were arrested by officers from South Yorkshire Police who travelled to Hull yesterday morning.

They were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and quizzed over trouble which broke out in Barnsley town centre when Barnsley and Hull City fans clashed.

There were two main incidents - one at Harborough Hill Working Men's Club, where the venue suffered serious damage and one on Regents Street, where fans brawled.

Superintendent David Hartley, who is responsible for the policing of Barnsley, said: "As this Saturday sees the return game at KC stadium, we want to remind people that such action will not be tolerated."

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