TWO football fans from, Trowbridge and Melksham were among five men arrested in relation to a disorder at a football match between Swindon Town FC and Exeter City FC last month.

They were a 33-year-old from Melksham and a 21-year-old from Trowbridge.

A 21-year-old, 44-year-old and 30-year-old from Swindon were also arrested following the disturbance.

They were a small group of people, among 13,000 fans who attended, who caused trouble at the game at Swindon FC’s County Ground at around 2pm on Saturday, February 1.

Police had to keep rival fan groups apart in Manchester Road near to the Tap and Barrel pub and into Salisbury Street. There were also pockets of disorder in County Road and Station Road.

Following extensive enquiries by officers, as part of an on-going operation, the five men were arrested on March 21. All have been released under investigation while police enquiries continue.

Det Sgt Alex Spargo, who led the investigation, said: “This weekend’s operation successfully resulted in five men being arrested following the disorder at the County Ground in February.

“We will also be interviewing more people who were involved in the next couple of weeks.

“This was a small group intent on causing disorder and disruption to not only football fans but to the wider community who were out in Swindon that day.

“The message here is that this kind of behaviour will never be tolerated and we are always fully committed to investigate incidents like this and bring those responsible to justice.”