Disorder At Oxford United Match

9 April 2013, 10:00

Thames Valley Police has released the images of four men officers would like to speak to in connection with the trouble during the Oxford United and Bristol Rovers game at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday 9th February.

Area Commander, Supt Christian Bunt, said: 'The disorder experienced at this football match is unacceptable and we will not tolerate it. We will be working with partners to seek football banning orders for all those charged with any offences.
'We are releasing the images of these men as we would like to speak to them in connection with the disorder at the game and appeal directly to the men, or anyone who knows them, to contact us.
'There is currently an ongoing post-match investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding what happened at the game between Oxford United and Bristol Rovers.
'There was a large scale policing and stewarding operation on the day to ensure the safety of the wider public and the vast number of supporters who came to enjoy the game and as a result of our team working closely with the Oxford United club staff, we have been able to carry out the arrests so far, and further arrests are also expected.
'We are reviewing witness evidence, footage taken by police and CCTV to identify anyone who took part in the disorder and will work with partners to prosecute people who have committed offences.'
Police have arrested 33 people so far, all on suspicion of public order offences, as part of an ongoing investigation to prosecute all offenders who played a part in the disorder.
They have all been released on bail until early next month.
If you recognise the men in the pictures, or have any information to help the police investigation, contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.