Police apologise after video shows officers pepper spraying Stoke fansJohn Newsham
Police have issued an apology after a shocking video appears to show Stoke Cityfans including children being sprayed with pepper spray.
In the video, officers and fans can be seen facing off on the concourse during half time in Stoke’s away match at Preston on Saturday – with no signs of violence visible.
After fans are heard chanting, officers surge suddenly using pepper spray against the defenceless fans.
The disturbing footage then show fans running away from the police while screaming.