Further Images Appeal Over Leeds V Birmingham Disorder.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Detectives investigating incidents of disorder inside and outside Leeds United’s stadium during their match with Birmingham City have released a further batch of images of suspects they want to identify.
Last month, officers from Leeds, with support from West Midlands Police colleagues, arrested and interviewed a total of nine men following a public appeal over crowd trouble at the Elland Road ground on Saturday, October 19.
Today detectives have released images of a further thirteen suspects along with five alternative images of previously circulated suspects.
Detective Superintendent Jaz Khan, Head of Crime for Leeds District, said: “The public’s assistance in sharing the images we released previously has been absolutely invaluable in helping us to identify a number of the suspects, and we are hoping for similar support for this next phase of the appeal.
“As we have said all along, these scenes of violence were truly appalling and are not something that genuine fans of the game, regardless of their club allegiances, will condone or allow to go unchallenged.
“These latest images are again clear and identifiable and we would like to hear from anyone who recognises any of them. We would also appeal directly to the people shown to get in touch themselves and arrange to come and speak to us if they want to avoid the inconvenience and disruption that our arrest enquiries may cause them.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team at West Yorkshire Police via 101 quoting Operation Bandshot and the relevant image reference number or email [email protected] or contact us online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat
Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.