A TOWN fan claims he was "roughed up" by police in a Bradford pub before his team played in the city.

Stan Frontczak, 40, claims officers who went into the Ring O' Bells pub on Bolton Road in Bradford at about 2.30pm on Saturday had their batons drawn and lashed out at Town fans in there for no reason.

Now he says he is going to make an official complaint to West Yorkshire Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn.

He has also raised the issue with Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford.

Mr Frontczak - a town fan for 30 years and a member of both Huddersfield Town Patrons' Association and Huddersfield Town Supporters' Trust - went to the pub with his two sons, Christopher, 18, and 22-year-old Colin, early on Saturday afternoon after travelling to Bradford from Huddersfield by bus.

He said the pub was quiet at first - but then at about 1.45pm police brought a busload of Town fans to the pub.

He said there was no trouble, chanting or singing, but just as he left the pub toilet he was confronted by police who were shouting for everyone to go out.

Mr Frontczak said: "When I asked what was happening I was told to shut up and a policeman grabbed me by my shoulder and hit me across the arm with his baton.

"When we got into the main area of the pub it was swarming with police and batons were flying everywhere.

"They were hitting people and throwing them to the floor.

"I saw nothing that could warrant or justify such behaviour.

"They were shouting and swearing at us and forced us on to a double-decker bus that was badly overcrowded."

He said he left Bradford's Valley Parade game just before the match finished with Town losing 2-0, but was targeted by two officers as he left the ground and forced back on the double-decker even though he wanted to go to the Bradford Interchange to catch another bus.

"They refused to listen to reason," he said. "I'm now making an official complaint about the treatment I was given by the police on the day.

"The heavy-handed treatment of football supporters is on the increase. Police need to be more sensitive and should uphold the law with dignity.

"The way the police behaved on Saturday was unjustified and such methods should be deployed only in extreme circumstances."

When asked about the police presence in the pub on Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for the pub said: "I've no idea what you're talking about. Football fans nice and quiet? Pull the other one mate, it's got bells on it."

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "West Yorkshire Police has an established complaints procedure under which any complaints are fully investigated.

"If people have issues with the way they have been dealt with by the police they should use this procedure."