Ten of 17 fans wanted after violence at Middlesbrough vs Sheffield United game were home supporters

Middlesbrough FC fans police want to speak to about violence at the Sheffield United game.

Ten of the fans police are trying to find after violence broke out at a Sheffield United match are Middlesbrough supporters, the club has revealed.

Officers from Cleveland Police have already arrested five Blades supporters following a brawl at the Riverside Stadium on August 12.

Police are also looking for these seven Sheffield United fans.

Last week more images were released of men who have yet to be identified.

The Star initially said all 17 were Sheffield United fans. But a Middlesbrough official has since been in touch to say 10 were supporting the home team - a point we are happy to make clear.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said: "Last Thursday colleagues from South Yorkshire Police arrested five people on Cleveland Police’s behalf in connection with alleged offences at the match.

"A number of officers from Cleveland Police travelled to South Yorkshire to interview the men, and all five arrestees were charged with various offences including assault, public order and football related offences.

"The arrests followed activity earlier that week whereby five Sheffield United fans voluntarily attended police stations in the South Yorkshire Police force area for questioning on crime and disorder at the same football match.

"The five males were all reported for summons and applications will be made for football banning orders."

Call Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org if you recognise the men.

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