GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are currently in attendance following reports of large numbers of men fighting in Cheltenham town centre.  

Police were called at around 10.40 today by shopkeepers along the Promenade and Montpellier and by members of public with reports of up to 30-40 males fighting. 

The men moved into various parts of town including Royal Well and Clarence Street.

Some were wearing black, long sleeved shirts with a white logo on the arm, baseball caps and balaclavas. 

Reports of green smoke cannisters being thrown were also reported.

It's believed that this disorder may be related to the football match being held later today between Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town football clubs, Gloucestershire police said in a statement.

Police also said 'violent disorder' would not be tolerated.

"Police want to reassure the public that violent disorder will not be tolerated and we will ensure that we identify those responsible and make arrests," the statement said.

"We do not want this type of public affray to escalate or to see anyone injured."

An FGR spokesperson said that the club would support the police in their investigations.

“Forest Green Rovers will, as always, work with Gloucestershire Police in any investigations that have come out of Saturday’s game with Cheltenham Town.

“We don’t condone the use of smoke bombs or entering the field of play during a game, which is a criminal offence, as was made clear in the build-up to the game.”

If you have any information that could help with our enquiries please call 101 quoting incident number 140 of 14 April 2018,