Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

10 sought over football disorder

Police want to trace 10 people as part of an investigation into fighting among fans in the Millwall supporters area of Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday April 13 (Met Police/PA)

Police have released images of 10 football fans suspected of being involved in disorder at Saturday's FA Cup semi-final.

The game was marred by Millwall supporters attacking police and fighting among themselves inside and outside London's Wembley Stadium.

Fourteen people were arrested on Saturday, police said - 12 Millwall supporters and two Wigan fans.

Officers from Operation Arrowtip - Scotland Yard's response to football-related crime - want to identify everyone involved in the trouble and appealed for anyone with information to help.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes said: "We want to reassure the public that we are working closely with our partners to do everything possible to remove these people from the stands.

"We are committed to bringing them to justice and in doing so we will seek to obtain lengthy football banning orders for all those found guilty at court.

"Over 60,000 fans went to this game to support their teams, sadly there was a small minority intent on violence. In sending a clear message to those intent on causing trouble, I would appeal for help from the public to identify any of the suspects featured in the images we are releasing today."

Anyone who recognises someone in the pictures is asked to contact police on 020 8246 0076 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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