FOOTBALL teams have been warned that anti-social behavior will not be tolerated after the police were called in a clash over the weekend.

Local officials were called to a riot incident in Heol Kenyon, Johnstown, after a series of soccer games on Saturday 3rd July.

The police who visited the crime scene were aware of the problems, which were not limited to antisocial behavior, violence and rubbish in the area – that were specifically caused by the users of the soccer field.

The teams in question were not named by the police.

Wrexham Rural Police Team Leader Insp. Gavin Gilmore said: “We will be working with Wrexham Council to resolve this issue and we encourage all parties to dispose of the rubbish in the bins provided or take it home to take.

“Patrols are stepped up in the area at appropriate times to make sure there is no disruption. Several lines of investigation are currently being investigated to identify those involved.

“These facilities are there for everyone and we will not tolerate threatening or violent behavior.”

Cllr David A Bithell, Senior Member of the Wrexham Council for Environment and Transportation, added: “This behavior is not acceptable on any football field, along with a general disregard for irresponsible behavior.

“The Wrexham Council will remind all clubs of general behavior on football pitches when booking is made and will contact the police weekly on all bookings across the county.”

Cllr Bithell says this may include declining bookings in the future.

The police are now calling on witnesses to this incident to come forward and provide additional evidence for this investigation.

If you would like to report evidence or share CCTV footage, please contact NWP and quote the incident number 21000463986.