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GMP statement with reasons given as 15 people arrested during Manchester Derby



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Greater Manchester Police have issued a full statement as 15 people were arrested during Manchester United’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.

The first Manchester Derby of 2024 saw Manchester United lose 3-1 to Manchester City, as second-half goals from Phil Foden (2) and Erling Haaland overcame Marcus Rashford‘s first-half strike.

While Erik ten Hag and Pep Guardiola went head-to-head, the GMP have confirmed that 15 people were arrested during the length of the event, with reasons for each arrest given below.

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Superintendent Gareth Parkin, GMP’s commander for the event, said: “On behalf of GMP, I would like to thank the vast majority of supporters of both teams who enjoyed their day responsibly and safely.

“Most of the arrests this weekend were the result of proactive policing and members of the public reporting incidents to us.

“A thorough policing operation was in place and GMP worked closely with partner agencies including local authorities, British Transport Police, Transport for Greater Manchester, and both football clubs to ensure the safety of all spectators and supporters who watched the match.

“Finally, I want to thank our partners who were involved in months of planning and helped organise a successful event.”

Out of the 15 arrested, five were for suspicion of drug offences, while a further five were for suspicion of assault.

Two more arrests were made for ‘tragedy chanting’, while two were de-arrested, and one was for suspicion of throwing a missile onto the pitch/possession of a firework/flare.