CCTV could identify Rotherham fans involved in trouble

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POLICE are examining CCTV footage showing Rotherham United football fans involved in clashes with rival supporters last weekend.

Staffordshire Police are investigating a series of disturbances involving Rotherham United fans who travelled to an away game with Burton Albion on Saturday.

Police said trouble broke out before, during and after the game at the Pirelli Stadium ‘involving a small minority of Rotherham fans’.

Staffordshire Police said the first incident was in a pub on Burton High Street at 12.55pm, when Rotherham fans clashed with Leeds supporters who stopped off on their way to an away game against Wolves.

During the game, police said there was a ‘small fracas’ on the away terrace involving Rotherham supporters.

A smoke bomb and flare were set off and a number of fans were ejected.

Objects, including plastic bottles and coins, were thrown at officials and police.

After the game some Rotherham fans visited the town centre and there was more disorder at Rileys Pool and Snooker Club.

Officers are examining CCTV footage and working with officers from South Yorkshire Police, West Yorkshire Police and Burton Albion to try to identify those involved.

Chf Insp Steve Maskrey, of Staffordshire Police, said: “The match was attended by around 1,900 Rotherham fans and those involved in these incidents account for only a small minority.

“The vast majority watched the match, along with home supporters, and remained in good spirits causing no problems whatsoever.

n Call Football Liaison Officer Gary Lote at Burton Police Station on 01283 238259.