Wigan and Stoke fans clash at M6 service station

Police descended on an M6 service station last night amid reports of fighting between Wigan and Stoke fans.

Thursday, 27th December 2018, 8:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:16 pm
Police responded to reports of fighting

A police investigation is now underway following reports of fighting between the rival fans on Boxing Day, despite the teams not playing each other.

The incident occurred at the Hilton Park service station between junctions 11 and 10a, with photos showing several police cars at the scene.

According to social media, some of the fans were in fancy dress, and bins were being thrown at opposition buses.

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Wigan fans were returning from a 2-0 defeat at West Brom while Stoke fans were heading home after a disappointing loss to Birmingham.