One arrested and two injured after violence erupts following Port Vale v Sheffield United match

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A man has been arrested following ‘disorder’ between clashing groups of Sheffield United and Port Vale fans that led to one police officer sustaining a fractured ankle and another being cut in the face after being struck with a piece of concrete.

The violence is believed to have broken out following yesterday’s fixture at Vale Park between Port Vale and Sheffield United.

A Staffordshire police spokesman said: “Disorder occurred as groups of home supporters attempted to clash with elements of visiting fans.

“The small number of police officers on duty for the fixture formed lines between the groups to prevent the disorder becoming more serious.

“Police and club stewards worked hard to deal with those involved.

One male has been arrested on suspicion of affray following the incident.

Chief Inspector Amanda Davies, Commander of the police operation said “It became apparent there were groups of people intent on being involved in criminal disorder. Two officers were injured, one has been taken to hospital with a suspected fracture to her ankle and the second officer had cuts to his face after being struck with a piece of concrete.

Police are now examining the body worn footage and CCTV recorded during the disorder.