Sheffield police in hunt for Owls fans after city pub fight

CCTV image of a man police want to speak to in connection with a fight involving Owls fans in Nottingham.
CCTV image of a man police want to speak to in connection with a fight involving Owls fans in Nottingham.
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THESE are the faces of six Sheffield football supporters police are hunting over a ‘disgraceful’ pub brawl involving Owls fans.

The fight took place between Sheffield Wednesday and Notts County supporters following the League One match between the two teams last season.

Football thugs threw furniture, injuring members of the public who were in the bar at the time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

CCTV footage of the fight has been examined by officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s football intelligence unit, and a number of arrests have been made in South Yorkshire and Nottingham over the past week.

Six men from Sheffield, aged between 35 and 46, have been arrested along with another group of six from Nottingham, aged between 19 and 38.

All have been bailed pending further inquiries.

But a further half dozen unidentified men, all believed to be from the Sheffield area, are still being sought over the brawl.

Police believe they may hold vital information about the incident - and want to track them down at the earliest opportunity.

Supt Mark Holland, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a disgraceful incident between groups of opposing football fans who had no thought for the safety of innocent members of the public and staff in the bar.

“Fortunately, we have high quality CCTV images of the people we would like to identify and I would urge anyone who recognises these individuals to contact us immediately.”

The incident took place in Squares bar in Nottingham city centre at around 6.30pm on Saturday, March 17, and followed the Owls’ 2-0 win over Notts County at the club’s Meadow Lane ground.

Drinkers in the bar sustained minor injuries when they were hit by furniture hurled by the yobs.

Anyone with information about the identity of the pictured men should call 101, select Nottinghamshire Police, and dial extension 800 2254.

Alternatively, callers can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.