• Three arrested, two for allegedly causing affray
• Bars closed and extra police called to track
Thirty football fans caused trouble at Newbury races when they fought running battles for 15 minutes.
Groups of Swansea City and Cardiff City supporters clashed at Newbury racecourse on Saturday, leading to the closure of bars around the circuit and extra police arriving at the Berkshire course.
Three people were arrested – two for alleged affray and one for a public order offence, Thames Valley police said.
It is not clear why the sets of Welsh fans unleashed their violence, marring the Newbury Summer Festival.
The track's managing director, Stephen Higgins, said: "There was sporadic fighting over about 15 minutes with approximately 30 people involved. We have absolutely no idea why it started."
Inspector Phil Rogers said there were only a few minor injuries and that no complaints were made to police.
Police were called at 4.03pm by racecourse staff. Inspector Rogers added: "Two arrests were made for affray and one for a public order offence. The remainder left on buses. It appears to be caused by football supporters from Swansea and Cardiff who met in the ground."
A racegoer, Julie Davis, told the Racing Post: "It was a disgrace and I won't be coming again. It took so long to get it sorted out. Every time you thought it had stopped it started again. I reckon there were at least 30 people involved. It was scary."
Another racegoer, Denise Mathias, told the Post: "It just seemed to be a big fight between football supporters from Cardiff and Swansea. It was terrible. I saw a stocky man covered in blood having his head stamped on."
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