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Derbyshire police launch appeal following Chesterfield vs Ebbsfleet disorder

Derbyshire police’s Football Unit is appealing for witnesses to come forward following disorder at the Proact Stadium, Chesterfield on Saturday, January 5.

The incidents took place towards the end of the National League match between Chesterfield FC and Ebbsfleet United.

A 25-year-old man from Chesterfield has been arrested on suspicion of pitch encroachment.

Officers are continuing to investigate the disorder, and would like to hear from anyone who was affected, or who witnessed the incidents, particularly anyone with phone footage.

Superintendent Ady Gascoyne said: “We are aware of the videos circulating on social media relating to incidents which occurred towards the end of Chesterfield’s match against Ebbsfleet on Saturday.

“A small number of officers were deployed to this match and were involved in the initial response. We are now awaiting the match official’s report, and will be speaking to key individuals over the coming days.”

If you have any information or footage which may assist with police enquiries, contact the Derbyshire Constabulary Football Unit by calling 101, or via the force's website and social media pages.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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