UPDATE: Football fans charged with affray following pre-match altercation Date published: 6th March 2018 5.19pm

Cheshire Police have charged six men with affray following an altercation involving rival football fans.

Three men from Chester (aged 49, 28 and 23), an 18-year-old man from Tarporley and two men from Wrexham (aged 25 and 20) were arrested in a joint Cheshire Police and North Wales Police operation on Tuesday 6 March.

They have all been released on conditional bail and are set to appear at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 13 April.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred at The Cross on Eastgate Street in Chester in the hours preceding the Chester City versus Wrexham National League match on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

As part of their bail conditions the men are banned from attending the corresponding league fixture between the two football clubs in Wrexham at noon on Sunday 11 March.

A 14-year-old boy from Wrexham who was arrested on suspicion of affray has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 33-year-old man from Chester who was arrested on suspicion of affray has been released without charge.