South Yorkshire Police are looking at over 200 hours of CCTV footage from inside the ground following violence from both sets of supporters
A minority of fans at a Championship match between Rotherham United and Millwall were involved in disorder in the stands and outside the ground on February 28th. The attacks left several police officers and stewards injured according to the Yorkshire Post. AlertSystems have commented on the disturbances.
South Yorkshire Police are looking at over 200 hours of CCTV footage from inside the ground following violence from both sets of supporters at the New York Stadium on match day. Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Steven Ashmore claims that “In addition to working with our colleagues in London, we will also be reaching out to media outlets who filmed the match to see if they will share their footage with us, as well as trawling CCTV cameras from across the town to ensure no stone is left unturned in our bid to bring those responsible to account.”
South Yorkshire Police are working with London’s Metropolitan Police Service to attempt to identify suspects after stewards and police officers were injured following trouble during and after the match.
A spokesperson for AlertSystems, who provide CCTV cameras for UK businesses, responded to the police’s appeal: “As well as being an integral part of the community, football clubs are a business, just like any other, with a need to protect those who enter their property- whether that be supporters, staff or the players themselves. The Detective Inspector has also suggested that other businesses around the town may have been affected by the trouble at Rotherham, so it’s important this is fully investigated.
“Fortunately, CCTV cameras have captured the incidents and this will help the police prosecute offenders and deter people from causing trouble in and around stadiums in the future. The football fans behaving badly are likely to feel the full force of the law when they’re identified by security cameras.”
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