Detectives release further images in connection with Millwall V Wigan disorder at Wembley Stadium
PUBLISHED: 09:55 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 30 April 2013
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Officers wish to speak to the 11 men pictured
Detectives have released a further 11 images of men they wish to speak to in connection with the violent scenes that marred the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Four police officers were injured after Millwall fans appeared to clash with each other shortly before half time and towards the end of their side’s 2-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic on April 13.
A number of fans were shown on television cameras as they got into scuffles with police officers and with fellow supporters, many were left with blood on their faces.
One fan was seen grinning as he stole a policeman’s helmet and stuffed it inside his jacket in the stadium.
Police made 11 arrests in the stadium.
The Met is working with the FA, Wembley Stadium and other partners to identify those involved as part of Operation Arrowtip.
So far police have released 27 images of which 26 people have been identified leaving one outstanding.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes, who is leading the investigation, said: “ Some have since handed themselves in to police, and to date, we have arrested 43 people. 29 have been bailed to return and three have been charged.
“The investigation team is working through many more calls and analysing CCTV footage to identify all those involved in the disorder. We expect to make further arrests.
“Any disorder at football matches is completely unacceptable. People attending matches expect to be able to do so in a safe and friendly environment.
“Our message is clear- violence at football is unacceptable. If you were involved in the violence come forward and speak with us. We will pursue all those responsible.”
Anyone who recognises someone in the images or has any information should call 020 8246 0076 (not 24 hours) or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Click on the photo gallery at the right to see the images of the 11 suspects.
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