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Football appeal

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for people to put names to CCTV images from a Championship football derby earlier this season.

Six men have appeared in court after incidents on the Supertram network before the Sheffield Wednesday versus Millwall game on Saturday 25 August 2012.

Nine men have now been identified and dealt with as part of the investigation into the football disorder at Hillsborough on Friday 19 October 2012 during the Sheffield Wednesday versus Leeds United match.

Five men have been reported on summons to court, three received conditional cautions of a ban from all Leeds United fixtures from 26 January to 24 February 2013, and a 21-year-old man received a 16-week custodial sentence and six-year banning order in October 2012.

Supt Shaun Morley said: “Football supporters and members of the wider public should feel safe on match days, whether that be on public transport, at the ground or going about their daily business. The range of actions taken, notably the lengthy banning orders, shows that together with our partners in the criminal justice system, mindless football disorder is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.”

Officers still wish to speak to a further ten people to assist with the investigation into the Sheffield Wednesday versus Leeds United game. Officers would also like to hear from anyone with information about how a sign fell from the Upper West Stand causing injury to Leeds United fans below.

CCTV appeal – click to view pdf:

If you are one of the pictured people, or know who they are, contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 279 of 19.11.12 and quote the corresponding number on the image.

Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and you could receive a cash reward of up to £1000 if your information leads to an arrest and charge.


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