Stoke City vow to ban fans after seats are ripped out and bottles thrown in derby violence at Port Vale

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There were 11 people arrested after violence at Vale Park in the first match between the two in 16 years There were 11 people arrested after violence at Vale Park in the first match between the two in 16 yearsCARL RECINE/ACTION IMAGES

Stoke City have pledged to ban any fans responsible for the violence that marred their under-23 side’s Checkatrade Trophy clash with Port Vale.

Police are predicting more arrests after 11 supporters were detained during a night of violence in a rare meeting between the two sides.

Seats, toilets and windows were broken in the away end at Vale Park and rivals fans had to be kept apart by police and stewards.

Smoke canisters were set off inside the ground, while videos have emerged of fans jumping on cars outside the stadium.

Staffordshire Police reported “considerable damage” while pubs in the Burslem area closed early in an effort to avoid clashes.

More than 150 officers were deployed including public order specialists, tactical, dog support and response…

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