Metropolitan Police appeal for public's help to find 22 Millwall fans involved in mass brawl at Everton match

10 September 2019, 21:50

Police have launched a manhunt for 22 Millwall fans
Police have launched a manhunt for 22 Millwall fans. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

Detectives are appealing for the public's help in finding a number of men involved in violence at a football match.

The Metropolitan Police have released images of 22 Millwall fans who they wish to speak to in relation to widespread disorder at an Millwall v Everton Match on 26 January.

The violence occurred before, during and after the match in South East London.

Detective Sergeant Matt Simpson said: “As part of this long and complex investigation we have trawled hundreds of hours of CCTV and taken dozens of witness statements. We have travelled across the country and worked with numerous partners in order to identify those involved."

"We will continue to work hard to bring those responsible to justice. So far we have made interviewed 47 in connection with this investigation. All those arrested have been released under investigation while we continue our inquiries."

“The public have undoubtedly helped us bring many wanted offenders to justice in the past, and we hope they can continue to assist us in this investigation by identifying those pictured."

“Anyone with information should call police directly on 020 8246 9386 quoting the image number. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference number 3003866/19 followed by the image number. You can also tweet police via @MetCC.”

The incident happened close to Millwall football ground
The incident happened close to Millwall football ground. Picture: PA

The appeal for information comes after Metropolitan Police Officers released pictures of 18 Everton fans wanted in connection with the disorder back in March.

The force said that they wanted to speak to the men after a mass brawl in which an Everton fan had his face slashed with a knife.

A police officer was also injured, as well as several coaches carrying Everton fans being damaged.

Officers described the brawls as “some of the worst football violence we have witnesses for some time”.