Bradford City fan claims he was headbutted ahead of Aston Villa clash (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Bradford City fan claims he was headbutted ahead of Aston Villa clash
Police swarmed around The Queen pub in Bradford city centre at 6.30pm to deal with rowdy Aston Villa fans.
Known football hooligans were said to be among a group of about 80 surrounded by police outside the pub on Bridge Street.
One Bradford City fan claims he was headbutted by an Aston Villa fan when he went inside.
He said he was given a Section 27 order and told to get out of the city centre, while the person who assaulted him went unpunished.
Police escorted some of the Villa fans onto a waiting coach; others outside the pub were set to be escorted to Valley Parade by officers.
Bradford cab drivers bemoaned a hit to their business as Bridge Street was closed off at the junction with Hall Ings and cabs blocked from picking people up from Bradford Interchange. Buses were also re-routed.