Bradford City AFC has launched a full investigation and is cooperating with Hartlepool United and both Cleveland and West Yorkshire Police, following events surrounding Tuesday evening’s trip to the Suit Direct Stadium.
Three men were arrested after disturbances around the fixture, including a 29-year-old on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after an alleged incident inside the ground.
The victim of the aforementioned assault - a Hartlepool United matchday steward - required overnight hospital treatment and continues to recover from serious injuries.
Two 31-year-olds were also arrested. One on suspicion of common assault, and the other having been charged with a public order offence.
Club officials are working with the relevant authorities and studying CCTV footage obtained on the day of the fixture in order to gather as much information as possible and identify others involved.
The three individuals who were arrested and charged will face further action from the club, in line with ongoing police investigations.
Bradford City AFC will proceed to contact others who are believed to have been involved in Tuesday’s incidents and take the necessary action.
The club asks anyone who may have any further information which could be of assistance to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01274 773355 (ext. 223).
Bradford City AFC has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of foul or abusive behaviour, and condemns these actions - which have brought the club into disrepute.