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Two bailed after scuffle between fans at King's Lynn game

Two men have been arrested and bailed after trouble flared at King’s Lynn play-off final defeat against Slough at The Walks on Monday.

Police outside the Walks ground (1928674)
Police outside the Walks ground (1928674)

A late goal condemned The Linnets to a 2-1 loss in the Southern Premier Division decider against Slough Town and sparked some scuffles between rival supporters.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: “Two men were arrested at King’s Lynn Football Club at approximately 5.35pm on Monday on suspicion of public order offences.

“One is in his 40s and the other in his 60s. Both are from the King’s Lynn area. The two men who were arrested have now been released on bail until June 4.”

There were also reports that a Slough supporters’ coach had been damaged and the visiting fans were given a police escort out of the town.

But the Berkshire club praised police and Lynn stewards for their efforts to contain the disorder.

The Slough Town Supporters Trust tweeted: “We’re on our way after a police escort from the ground out of King’s Lynn. Thank you to Norfolk Police and King’s Lynn Town FC stewards who kept the situation under control.

“We know it was frustrating but it’s better to be sure people are safe. Back to Arbour Park we go!”

The match had earlier been delayed for half an hour as almost 3,000 fans packed into the ground.

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