A FOOTBALL supporter has been issued a banning order after fans clashed outside Hereford's Edgar Street stadium in April

West Mercia Police are expected to make further arrests as they continue to look at the 'unacceptable behaviour' at the game between Hereford and Stockport County on Saturday, April 6.

There were several incidents of violence and disorder, with several arrests made. One fan has been issued with a Football Banning Order, preventing them from attending any football match for five years.

Herefordshire Local Policing Commander Superintendent, Sue Thomas, said: "The majority of fans attend football matches to support their respective teams peacefully and we want to ensure they can continue to do so safely while enjoying the match.

"Violence and disorder towards each other, innocent members of the public and police officers or indeed destruction of property is unacceptable.

"I therefore hope that these Football Banning Orders send out a strong and clear message that we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and that the consequences for these mindless actions will be severe.

Hereford chairman Andrew Graham said the club are working to make sure Edgar Street remains safe for fans.

"The vast majority of Hereford FC supporters want to attend our matches in safety so that they can enjoy the fantastic family atmosphere that is created at Edgar Street," he said.

"Whilst we appreciate that emotions can run high in football, there is absolutely no place for any form of violence or disorder and we fully endorse any positive action that is taken by the police to ensure that football at Edgar Street can be enjoyed safely, by everyone.

"We will continue to work with West Mercia Police to ensure that Edgar Street remains a safe and pleasant place to come and watch football."