WREXHAM AFC fans made up half of those arrested at the club's matches over recent seasons, according to data.

Figures released by the Home Office have detailed football-related arrests for seasons 2019/20 to 2022/23 - including where the arrests took place, what for and which club the individuals supported.

And according to the data, eight arrests were made at Wrexham home matches over that time period - four of which were Wrexham fans.

Offences in the home arrests ranged from public disorder and possession of pyrotechnics to throwing missiles.

A total of 26 arrests were made at Wrexham AFC away matches over the period the data covers - with 13 being Wrexham fans.

Offences those Wrexham supporters were arrested for include violent disorder, alcohol offences, public disorder and more.

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One of those arrested was a Wrexham fan at a match with Sheffield United on February 7 this year.

The Leader reported this week how 25-year-old Liam Nikolic, of Bryn Offa in Wrexham, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday.

He'd attended that match on February 7 and made the "stupid decision" to throw a flare at or towards the playing area, the court heard.

For that offence, the court handed Nikolic a £266 fine, as well as ordering him to pay £85 costs and a £106 victim surcharge.

He received a five year football banning order.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: "[We] take a robust approach to people who commit anti-social or criminal acts associated with football.

"We do this to protect the safety of the vast majority of the fans who simply wish to support their team. 

"The force has a number of bans in place at present, and these are granted by the courts where appropriate. 

"We will continue to take this approach in future as it is in our communities' interest to do so."