Police promise to catch hooligans from Rotherham and Millwall game

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham 'Picture by Focus Images Ltd
Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham 'Picture by Focus Images Ltd
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Police have pledged to catch football hooligans who caused havoc during and after Rotherham United’s game with Millwall.

Three police officers and two stewards were injured as trouble flared inside and outside the New York Stadium on Saturday.

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham 'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham 'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Millwall fans were reported to have been throwing bricks and coins after the match.

No arrests were made on the day, but Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin today promised to bring the troublemakers ‘to justice’.

South Yorkshire Police said ‘fans of both clubs played a part’ in the disorder.

The Millers won the Championship relegation battle 2-1, in front of a crowd of more than 10,000, including over 1,300 away fans.

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Trouble flared as visiting supporters tried to invade the home areas after Rotherham scored their second goal, with riot police forced to intervene as stewards were attacked.

Video footage from inside the ground showed Millwall fans trying to get into two separate home stands, as well as a small section of their supporters picking up a large metal barrier and using it during clashes with police and stewards.

Reports said post-match trouble involved at least 200 Millwall fans and up to 50 Rotherham fans.

Chief Superintendent Harwin said: “They aren’t a true representation of genuine football supporters and have no place in football. Such action can not be tolerated.

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham 'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham 'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

“I thank the bravery and courage of stewards and police officers. We will now review evidence to identify and bring to justice those that are responsible for such criminal acts.”

Riot police were also sent to Sheffield railway station after the game, as Millwall fans went back to London.

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Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd

Ugly crowd scenes mare the game between Rotherham United and Millwall during the Sky Bet Championship match at the New York Stadium, Rotherham'Picture by Focus Images Ltd