Seven arrested in Clarets’ Championship clash with Leeds

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SEVEN football fans were arrested following Saturday’s ill-tempered Championship match between Burnley and Leeds United.

Police say the supporters, including one 16-year-old Burnley boy, were arrested for public order offences and drunk and disorderly around the game at Turf Moor.

The Clarets’ televised clash with Yorkshire rivals Leeds was marred when away fans ripped up around 35 wooden seats in the David Fishwick stand.

CCTV footage is being examined and police are also investigating reports that coins were thrown at Burnley fans during the game.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary said: “Seven arrests were made during the operations for various offences.

“There were reports Leeds fans were throwing coins and other items towards Burnley fans and there was damage to a number of seats”

A 16-year-old boy from Burnley has been charged with public order and released on bail to appear before Reedley Youth Court next Monday.

Luke Battensby (20) of Valley Road, Bramley, was charged with public order and has been bailed to appear before Burnley Magistrates on December 2nd.

Five other men were given police cautions.