Police arrest hooligans after violent disorder at Rotherham football match

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Police have arrested six people in connection with hooliganism at a football match in Rotherham.

Officers from South Yorkshire Police and the Metropolitan Police made arrests over two days as part of an investigation into Rotherham United’s Championship game against Millwall in February.

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Followers of the London side clashed with police officers and stewards as they tried to reach home fans inside Rotherham’s New York Stadium after Millwall fell behind in the 85th minute.

Missiles were hurled at fans and there were further clashes outside.

A number of stewards and police officers sustained minor injuries during the incident.

A 43-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy from Rotherham were arrested on Wednesday, April 15, on suspicion of violent disorder and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service made a number of arrests in the London area on Thursday.

Four men, aged between 16 and 47-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and have also been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police officers are continuing their investigations to try and identify the other thugs involved in the disorder.

Detective Inspector Steven Ashmore said: “These arrests form part of our extensive investigation into the disorder that followed the match in February.

“Our work is ongoing to identify those involved and further arrests are planned.

“We continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward and assist us with enquiries.”

n Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.