EIGHT arrests were made and dispersal notices were issued after disorder broke out following a West Yorkshire derby.

The match between Huddersfield Town and Leeds United - Bradford City's two main local rivals - finished 1-1 in an early 12.30pm kick-off at the John Smiths Stadium on Saturday.

One of the main streets in Huddersfield town centre, Westgate, was blocked for around half an hour as police corralled a group of Town fans.

Police horses and dozens of officers kept the group surrounded, ensuring they couldn't get to any Leeds fans.

As the tense scenes unfolded, police officers could be seen running through the town centre as sirens rang out.

Superintendent Alan Travis, match commander for the game, said: “West Yorkshire Police is very experienced at policing such high-profile fixtures and mounted a policing operation for Saturday’s game.

“No incidents of note were reported to police from within the game itself and a total of eight arrests were made during the wider operation.

“A small outbreak of low-level disorder took place on Northumberland Street after the game, with several fans issued with dispersal notices in order to move them on and prevent wider anti-social behaviour.”