Video: Police appeal to find fans behind violent disorder at QPR v Wigan Championship play-off semi-final
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Police have released CCTV footage of football fans attacking stewards during violent scenes at the QPR v Wigan Championship play-off semi-final on May 12.
Detectives investigating the disorder are keen to speak to five men in connection with the incident which occurred when stewards attempted to remove a fan from the upper tier of the South Africa Road stand in Loftus Road.
The violence erupted during the second half of the game.
Chief Superintendent Colin Morgan from Specialist Crime and Operations Public Order Branch said: “This incident started with some pushing and shoving at the top of the stand.
“It quickly turned nasty as a large group of supporters and stewards fell and were forced backwards down the steep stairway that separates the stands.
“It was made worse by some supporters who then chose to punch, push and kick at the stewards. It was pure luck that no-one was badly hurt.
“We will deal robustly with those responsible for disorder, whether inside or outside football venues, and we will bring them to court.”
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Anyone who is able to identify any of the men pictured is asked to contact officers from Operation Arrowtip, the Met’s specialist team that probes football-related disorder and criminality, on 020 8246 0076 between 8am and 4pm or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.