VIOLENT DISORDER BOLTON v WIGAN 19th AUGUST 2023
Approximately 1620 hrs on Saturday 19th August following Bolton v Wigan, there were multiple reports of disorder occurring along Market St, Westhoughton. This has been captured on various mobile phones.
Details of Incident
Following the fixture of Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic on Saturday 19th August dozens of football fans have engaged in a large-scale disturbance on Market Street, Westhoughton.
This mindless violence has occurred on a busy high street on a Saturday afternoon with little or no regard for other people’s safety.
During this disturbance innocent members of public have been assaulted and damage has been caused to property.
The Police are appealing for anyone with mobile phone or other recorded footage of this incident, and also do you know who was involved? Please provide names in confidence via this appeal.