Video: Police arrested six Millwall fans at Wembley Park station following violent clash in stadium
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Supporters held for a variety of crimes including racially aggravated and public order offences
Six Millwall supporters were arrested at Wembley Park station following a series of violent clashes inside the stadium where 14 football fans were held on Saturday.
British Transport Police apprehended the six for a number of offences including, racially aggravated and public order offences, theft of police equipment and affray. The arrests followed ugly scenes inside Wembley Stadium as Millwall supporters appeared to clash with each other in the stands towards the end of their side’s 2-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan Athletic.
A number of fans were shown on television cameras as they got into scuffles with police officers and themselves.
One fan was seen grinning as he stole a policeman’s helmet and stuffed it inside his jacket in the stadium.
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Within the stadium 12 Millwall fans were held and the remaining two were Wigan supporters.
Eye witness Nicholas Wright, said the scenes were unlike anything he had seen at a football match before.
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He told the Times: “There were minor scuffles in several parts of the Millwall end during the second half but it really kicked off in that one area.
“It started with just a handful of fans but within a few minutes there were 20-30 men throwing punches and kicks and falling over seats.
“Police were slow to react, no doubt about that. It had been going on for around 10 minutes before they intervened.”
A Met Police spokesman said: “A number of lines of inquiry are being pursued. There will be a significant post-match review and further investigation will take place to identify those responsible for committing offences.”