Trouble spilled into street
A GROUP of Huddersfield Town fans finished the season in disgrace when violence flared in a pub.
About 50 supporters from Town and Wrexham clashed in the pub in Chester on Saturday night.
The fracas erupted just hours after Town finished the season on a high note with a victory at Wrexham, to mark a strong run-in which saw them narrowly miss out on a play-off place.
Now, Cheshire police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
And Town officials have vowed that any so-called fans convicted of offences arising from the trouble will be barred from the Galpharm Stadium.
Club secretary Ann Hough said: "Anyone convicted of any wrongdoing will be banned from our stadium.
"We do not consider them to be supporters of Huddersfield Town and we will ban them indefinitely."
Chester is only about 12 miles from Wrexham and the disturbance happened in the Town Crier pub, near the city's railway station, at 8.40pm on Saturday.
The trouble spilled out on to the street and those involved fled when the police arrived.
A man from north Wales suffered serious leg injuries after jumping from a broken window.
He is in the Countess of Chester Hospital.
No arrests were made at the time - but police hope to do so now.
They are asking for information and officers are liaising with colleagues in West Yorkshire and North Wales.
No Chester City fans are believed to have been involved in the incident.
Det Sgt Barry Brown, of Cheshire police, said:
"These people had their mind set on causing trouble.
"They are clearly not football fans in the true sense of the word.
"This disturbance was nothing to do with the city of Chester and police will do everything they can to identify the troublemakers who come from outside the town intent on acting in this way."
Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Brown at Chester police on 01244 616008 or alternatively the Crimestoppers hotline anonymously on 0800 555111.