Nine Arrested At Northampton V City

Last updated : 29 January 2017 By CNS Sport

Nine people arrested were arrested at Coventry City's 3-0 defeat at Northampton Town.

Six were arrested for invading the pitch and three for letting off flares, all of which caused disruptions to the game with all those arrested later bailed.

Police admitted that there was no serious disorder or violence and Supt Chris Hillery said “We are committed to working with Northampton Town Football Club to ensure that supporters attending matches at Sixfields have a safe and enjoyable time without fear of disturbances, inside or outside of the stadium.

“We will be speaking to the club and West Midlands Police in the coming week to establish what lessons can be learned from yesterday’s game.

“We are also gathering evidence to request Football Banning Orders for those individuals who we believe were involved in the disorder and disturbances. 

“All those arrested had travelled to the match with Coventry supporters.

“During the fixture we were made aware that some of the spectators in the away, South Stand, had planned a mass pitch incursion at a designated time. As a result, match officials turned off the scoreboard time display and officers were placed in front of the West Stand and in the players’ tunnel to prevent people intent on disorder entering these areas en masse. 

“Despite the disruption there was no serious disorder, violence or injury.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Northampton Town fans who were well behaved throughout the match and stewards and police officers who prevented serious disorder from occurring in the town and at the stadium and protected people from harm.”