Police appeal over Notts Forest train disorder after Leeds United match

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Police are appealing for witnesses after trouble broke out on a train carrying Nottingham Forest football fans home after their team’s match at Leeds United.

Three men, aged 22, 27 and 29, were arrested by British Transport Police officers for being drunk and disorderly on the 7.05pm service from Leeds to Nottingham last Saturday, February 6.

A fourth man, aged 36, was arrested for assaulting a police officer. He has been charged and bailed to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on February 27.

British Transport Police’s PC Wayne Mitchell said: “The behaviour of a group of men on board this train was completely unacceptable and must have been extremely distressing and unpleasant for other passengers on the service.

“We are committed to stamping out football-related anti-social behaviour on the rail network and are doing all we can to identify the individuals concerned and bring them to justice.

“If you were on the train and witnessed the incident, please come forward and contact us as you may have information which could help us to do this.”

Witnesses are asked to call 0800 405040, citing log reference 227 of February 12.

Forest beat Leeds 1-0 in Saturday’s Championship fixture.

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