Monday, July 18, 2011

19 Celtic fans held in Liverpool


The Herlad
7 Dec 1994

NINETEEN Celtic fans were arrested last night before the Ian Rush testimonial match at Anfield between Liverpool and Celtic.

Inspector Steven Stansfield of Merseyside Police said 17 fans had been arrested for being drunk and disorderly but had been released about 10pm in time to catch their buses north.

Two fans had been detained on theft charges.

Mr Stansfield said three public houses near the ground had been closed after the licencees expressed concern about the large numbers of fans using the premises.

He said 7500 Celtic supporters had travelled south for the game in a convoy of about 200 buses. The match was arranged to pay homage to the 33-year-old Welsh striker.

The number of arrests was few given the crowd of almost 26,000. ''Generally speaking, the fans behaved very well,'' he said.

Celtic lost 6-0
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