Birmingham City football fans cause trouble on train at Wakefield Westgate

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Police were called after 150 Birmingham City fans started fighting, throwing bottles and setting off alarms on a train at Wakefield Westgate on Saturday.

Officers from Wakefield District and Protective Services Operations helped restore order and British Transport Police escorted the supporters on the train until it left West Yorkshire.

The fans were on their way home after their team drew 1-1 against Leeds United that afternoon.

The train was about to leave the station when the disturbance happened at around 7.25pm.

Inspector David Glover, of West Yorkshire Police, said: “The safety of the passengers was the primary concern of officers and there was no further trouble reported. Further trains due to leave Leeds station were also monitored in order to ensure the safe passage of everyone using trains bound for the Birmingham area. The operation was carried out successfully.”