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Police inves­tigating vandalism and assault after Nottingham Forest and Derby clash


 
 
 


Police say they are inves­tigating two separate incidents that took place following Nottingham Forest's 2-1 win over rivals Derby on Saturday.

Stuart Pearce's men scored a last minute winner to clinch the 'Brian Clough' derby on Saturday afternoon, but incidents involving several Derby fans have since come to light.

The first was what looks like an assault on Forest defender Kelvin Wilson after the final whistle. As the Forest players made their way over to the away fans, footage released by Sky Sports showed a Derby fan enter the pitch and push Wilson over, and going for him again when he got to his feet.

Other players intervened before stewards and police managed to subdue the man, with police later confirming that a 23 year old man had been arrested and released on bail.

The second incident concerned an act of vandalism on one of Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi's cars, which was parked outside the ground.

The chairman tweeted photos of the damage to his Mercedes with the caption, "Very profes­sional! But in the end I don't mind at all! The 3 points are more important!"

Footage has since emerged of two men vandalising the parked car as fans made their way out of the ground, with police inves­tigating the damage.

The incidents prompted an apology from Derby earlier on Monday for 'the shame' the culprits have brought on the club.
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