The incident occurred after QPR’s match against Burnley, as fans smashed the windows of the Plough and Harrow pub in Hammersmith
The reaction follows the release of CCTV footage showing Queens Park Rangers football hooligans attacking rival fans outside a West London pub last year. An AlertSystems spokesperson provides a statement.
Police have released CCTV footage of Queens Park Rangers hooligans attacking rival football fans outside a West London pub last year. The incident occurred after QPR’s match against Burnley, as fans smashed the windows of the Plough and Harrow pub in Hammersmith before the violence spilled out to become a major street brawl.
Four men who were involved in the incident were jailed earlier this month at Isleworth Crown Court. The court heard how the group gathered outside the pub shortly before 5pm, where a number of Burnley supporters were having a drink after the game. Whilst outside the venue the group confronted Burney supporters, which eventually led to the pub’s front window being shattered and a number of people being assaulted on the street.
“This kind of behaviour is entirely unacceptable to the police, the thousands of law-abiding and genuine football fans, the clubs and the general public,” said Chief Inspector Simon Causer. “Our hope is that, in light of these convictions and sentences, perpetrators will think very carefully about the consequences of their actions before carrying out football violence.”
A spokesperson for QPR said: “The vast majority of QPR fans are excellent ambassadors and passionate supporters. However the club takes a zero tolerance position to violence in or around the stadium and will continue to fully cooperate with the police in these rare instances.”
AlertSystems, a leading provider of CCTV for commercial premises, takes a keen interest in reports such as this. A spokesperson provided this statement: “Unfortunately this incident highlights the need for CCTV in our pubs, and it can provide vital evidence for the police when they carry out their investigations.
“If CCTV isn’t installed on your premises then there’s a good chance that crimes like this will go unsolved. When large brawls occur it’s imperative that police have a helping hand through the use of surveillance cameras, and they help to create a more protected and secure environment for all.”
AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.
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