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SLIDESHOW: CCTV images from Hatters football fracas

Police release CCTV images from Luton v Forest violence

The police team investigating football hooliganism described as "the worst since the 1980s" have released CCTV images of 11 men.

Officers are keen to trace these individuals in connection with violence which erupted in Birch Link between rival fans attending Luton Town's match against Nottingham Forest on October 27.

Disturbances were reported in several areas of the town before and after the fixture, and two Forest fans required hospital treatment after violent clashes, one for a head injury.

Police arrested five Luton fans for public order offences, and one Forest supporter for throwing a missile.

And at the time, Bedfordshire Police's football liaison officer, Peter Palmer, vowed : "Elements from both sides looked to engage in disorder, and without doubt there are indications that this was organised in advance, which is very disappointing seeing that we have not had incidents of this type for many years. We will be reviewing our evidence and looking at CCTV footage with a view to making further arrests."

The police will be anxious not to see a repeat of the trouble as the teams meet again at Kenilworth Road on December 11 in the FA Cup.

Anyone with information relating to the identity of these men can contact the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Constable Melissa Lambton, at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 401212, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 
 
 

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