Police slam ‘abhorrent’ football violence

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There used to be a high police presence on the sport, which Millwall won 3-2

A mass brawl between Millwall and Everton fans used to be “a couple of of the most gruesome football violence considered for some time”, a senior Met Police officer has acknowledged.

Rival supporters clashed prior to Saturday’s FA Cup tie between the 2 aspects, with one man slashed across the face with a knife.

An officer used to be moreover injured and the Met acknowledged a entire lot of coaches carrying Everton fans had been broken.

No arrests agree with but been made.

Anguish between fans began within the Hawkstone Road dwelling of Southwark, almost about Millwall’s stadium The Den.

Both the police officer and the injured fan agree with been discharged from health center, however the man is declared to agree with a “life-altering” scar to his face.

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Media captionA person used to be slashed across the face and bricks agree with been thrown

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist praised the efforts of his officers, announcing their actions “prevented the violence from escalating”.

He acknowledged: “Their willpower in restoring reveal used to be prominent, no matter furnishings, bottles and glass being launched at them as they attempted to disperse the crew.”

Video photos is being analysed by officers in an are attempting to title dozens of oldsters concerned with the violence.

Mr Twist acknowledged: “We are in a position to use this evidence and the entire tools within our vitality to detect the contributors concerned with this ridiculous behaviour whether or now now not they attain from London, Liverpool or in totally different places.

“We are in a position to lift them to justice.”

For the reason that violence happened originate air Millwall’s stadium the Soccer Affiliation acknowledged it would possibly perchance per chance in all probability per chance well per chance now now not be investigating.

The match, which Millwall won 3-2, used to be moreover marred by allegations of racist chanting.

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