Two more arrests after football fracas

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A further two men have been arrested by police investigating allegations of violence during and after a football match in Laxey on Saturday.

They have been interviewed and subsequently released on bail pending further enquiries.

There have now been a total of four persons arrested in relation to the investigation, which is continuing.

People are still urged to make contact with PC Darren Wylde or PC Mark Kerruish, at Ramsey police station if they have any information.

Sgt Andy Kneen said: ‘There has been a lot of speculation and comment on media sites and in the press concerning events at this game.

‘We are keen to convert this interest into information we can use to investigate all aspects of what occurred, as expeditiously as we can.

‘I would ask that anyone who witnessed an “on the ball” incident at the start of the second half, in the St John’s goalmouth, which resulted in a St John’s player being substituted, to come forward.

‘We are also looking at a further incident on the pitch, after the game concluded.

‘This later incident involved several players and spectators.

‘As a consequence of these incidents, two men were treated at Noble’s Hospital.

‘While one was detained for treatment, I am glad to say both are now at home.’

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