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Solihull man arrested after football clashes

SEVEN men have been arrested including two from Chelmsley Wood and Acocks Green following violent clashes at last month’s Aston Villa V Birmingham City derby game.

SEVEN men have been arrested including two from Chelmsley Wood and Acocks Green following violent clashes at last month’s Aston Villa V Birmingham City derby game.

A string of dawn raids saw the hooligans arrested on suspicion of violent disorder at the match which took place on Sunday October 31.

Police also released CCTV images of just some of those believed to be involved in a bid to name and shame the culprits.

Detective Inspector Derek Packham, said: “The operation is the first of a series we have planned in order to capture those suspected of violence at football matches.

“My message to those who were involved in the disorder at the last derby is hand yourself in now and spare your friends, family and yourself the humiliation of seeing your photograph on the news and having a offices arrest you at your home or place of work.

“Make no mistake, we have the evidence, we have your details, we will arrest you.”

All seven - who range in age from 18 to 45-years-old - have been bailed pending further enquiries.

If found guilty, the men will also face a lifetime ban imposed by the club and a football banning order preventing them from going to future matches.

If you have any information about the violence call the police Football Unit on 0345 113 5000. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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