A Huddersfield Town fan was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked by a gang of four men during a football related brawl in St George’s Square.
The fracas, which police have just made public, happened on Saturday at 6.20pm after the Town game against Barnsley at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Police were called and one officer was assaulted during a struggle.
Police then arrested five males aged 50, 49, 41, 28 and 26 who have since been bailed.
Acting Det Insp Ian Thornes said: “Police were called at 6.20pm to St George’s Square after reports of an affray. Officers attended and during the arrests one officer suffered a injury to the hand.
“Five males were subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray. One suspect was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.”
Detectives are now studying CCTV footage of the train station area to help with the ongoing enquiry.
Det Insp Thornes added: “All five males were detained in custody overnight on Saturday and released on police bail the following morning. Enquires are ongoing.”
The trouble off the pitch came after Barnsley issued a formal apology following heated exchanges between their players and travelling fans. The club launched an investigation after midfielder Stephen Dawson and winger Brek Shea responded to a section of angry supporters after the final whistle on Saturday.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con White or Det Sgt King at Huddersfield CID on 101.
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