Trouble flares at Wakefield Wildcats and Widnes Vikings match

Trouble flared at the game between Wakefield Wildcats and Widnes Vikings
Trouble flared at the game between Wakefield Wildcats and Widnes Vikings

Crowd trouble flared at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats game against Widnes Vikings last night.

Police were called after they received reports of fighting on the terraces at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium during the Super League game which saw the Cats secure a 24-14 home victory.

Fans said the trouble broke out near the refreshment bar where the Widnes supporters were and stewards were needed to break up the trouble.

Wildcats’ head coach Richard Agar said: “We’ve all been in the game long enough and experienced from time to time little scenes like that.

“I can’t comment on the incident because I was watching the game but we were aware it was going on and I hope the perpetrators are held up there and there’s some action against them.”

A spokesman for the Rugby Football League said it was awaiting reports from the ground safety officers before deciding whether to take further action against the clubs.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “We received a call at 9.37pm last night after allegations there was a scuffle at the ground.

“Officers arrived at the ground at around 9.45pm as the fans were exiting. Officers stayed in the area until around 10.40pm. There were no issues outside and no arrests made.”