Eight arrested following Oakwell trouble

Football fans were arrested after violence broke out and catering stands were ransacked during Manchester United’s Carling Cup tie at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Football fans were arrested after violence broke out and catering stands were ransacked during Manchester United’s Carling Cup tie at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Eight fans were arrested at the match at Oakwell after trouble flared at around 8.30pm yesterday, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said.

Eight catering staff were trapped inside a food kiosk and had to barricade themselves in a store room for around 25 minutes as fans broke in and stole cash from the till and food from the shelves.

Stewards on the pitch also had food thrown at them during the violence, marring United’s 2-0 fourth-round win.

The spokesman said: “No-one was injured during this time but one police officer suffered a minor facial injury.

“Eight fans were arrested, four Manchester United fans and four Barnsley fans. They have been taken to Barnsley police station.”

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