Further charges in connection with Millwall v Wigan disorder at Wembley Stadium
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A total of 15 people have been arrested following semi-final clash
Detectives investigating the violent scenes that marred the FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley have made further arrests after a handful of suspects handed themselves in.
A total of 15 Millwall supporters have been arrested in connection with the fighting that occurred inside the stadium during their sides clash with Wigan Athletic on April 13.
On Tuesday (23) three men aged between 21 and 27 were arrested, two were bailed pending further enquiries while 27-year-old Billy Phillips of Erith, South East London was charged with violent disorder and possession of cannabis.
He has been bailed and will answer his charge on May 22 at Hendon Magistrates’ Court.
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Later that day, a total of five men aged 34, 37, 49, 23 and 36 surrendered themselves at police stations and were arrested.
The following day, April 24, four more men surrendered themselves at police stations and were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder while yesterday (25), three men aged 41, 36 and an unknown age gave themselves up and were also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.
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All have been bailed to return in mid-May return pending further inquiries.
The arrests come after Millwall fans appeared to clash with each other shortly before half time and towards the end of their side’s 2-0 defeat.
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.
Officers from Operation Arrowtip encourage anyone with information to contact the investigation team on 020 8246 0076 (not 24 hours); if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.