Newport County and Cardiff City fans clash in Swindon station violence

A police officer was hit over the head with a bottle at Swindon train station when a fight broke out between rival football fans from Wales. 

The disorder took place on April 9 when Newport County travelled to Swindon Town for a League Two fixture.

A video circulating on social media appears to show Newport fans on the platform chanting at Cardiff City supporters on a train bound for London Paddington at 11.40am. 

Cardiff were playing Reading on the same day.

From the video, a man standing on the platform and someone on the train can be seen jabbing each other before other fans begin to pile in and bottles are thrown at the train.

It is at this point that six officers intervened to separate the two sides.

A police spokesman said: “Thankfully the officer wasn’t seriously injured.

“This level of violence will not be tolerated on the railway network and enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing.

“This level of violence will not be tolerated on the railway network and enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing.

“Anyone with information can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting ref 205 of 09/04/22.”

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