Four police officers and dog injured after fireworks at Bristol Rovers game



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Police have released photos of men they would like to speak to as witnesses to an incident at a Swindon Town Football Club game against Bristol Rovers earlier this year.

During the game on January 22, fireworks were thrown over the crowd of supporters, injuring four police officers and a police dog.

Wiltshire Police say investigations into the incident are ongoing and as part of this investigation they are looking to identify those depicted who they believe are witnesses to the incident.

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Local crime investigator Michaela Lareine said: “We believe these individuals were all in close proximity to the person who threw the fireworks, which injured four officers and one of our police dogs while performing their duties at the match.

“This behavior will not be tolerated and we are actively investigating this reckless and dangerous act. We would like to emphasize that we do not believe that these individuals have committed a crime, we would simply like to speak with them as part of our investigation.”

“If you can help, call 101 and list Crime Reference Number 54220008719. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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