Cops probe violence at West Ham match

POLICE were today scouring CCTV footage in a bid to pinpoint those responsible for violence between rival football fans in which a man was stabbed in the chest.

POLICE were today scouring CCTV footage in a bid to pinpoint those responsible for violence between rival football fans in which a man was stabbed in the chest.

Around ten people were arrested as West Ham and Millwall supporters clashed before last night's game at Upton Park, in east London.

A 44-year-old man was stabbed in Priory Road, just yards from West Ham's ground, and is now in a stable condition while two others were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Bricks and bottles were lobbed as hundreds of supporters rioted outside of Upton Park while inside the ground fans fought with police and stewards and play was suspended when scores of supporters invaded the pitch.


You may also want to watch:


A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “We will be reviewing all the events, looking at CCTV both inside and outside the ground to identify offences and offenders.”

A Football Association spokesman added: “We absolutely condemn all of the disorder that has occurred at Upton Park both inside and outside of the ground.

Most Read

“We will be working with all parties, including the police and clubs, to establish the facts surrounding (last night's) events.

“We strongly expect all culprits to be banned from football for life. They have no place in our game.”

Click here for more on this storyClick here for more on this story

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus