Smoke bomb and flare set off at football game
POLICE are looking for troublemakers who set off a smoke bomb and flare at a Burton Albion football match.
The incident happened on Saturday while Albion were playing Rotherham United at the Pirelli Stadium.
During the game there was a small fracas in the away terrace involving Rotherham supporters.
A smoke bomb and flare were set off in the away terrace and a number of fans were ejected.
More trouble had occurred just before 1pm in the Lord Burton pub in High Street between Rotherham and Leeds United fans.
The Leeds fans had stopped off in Burton on their way to their team's match against Wolverhampton Wanders.
This incident of public order was attended by officers and both groups were dispersed.
Then, towards the end of the Burton game, objects, including plastic bottles and coins, were thrown at officials and police officers.
After the game a small number of Rotherham supporters went into Rileys Pool and Snooker Club in High Street and were involved in an incident of disorder.
Police attended and the group were dispersed. Nobody was injured.
Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, East Staffordshire local policing team commander, said: "The match was attended by around 1,900 Rotherham fans and those involved in these incidents account for only a small minority."
Anyone with information can call football liaison officer Gary Lote on 01283 238259.