Senior police in charge of stamping out football violence have appealed for help to find yobs involved in hooliganism during a Yorkshire derby.
South Yorkshire Police said it had already “dealt with” nine men involved in a clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United fans on October 19 last year. But officers said they were still looking to speak to a further 10 men who had been caught on CCTV as they took part in the violence at the Owls’ Hillsborough ground.
One of the men already caught by police has been banned from football matches for six years, while the others have received shorter bans or been summoned to appear at court.
Supt Shaun Morley, who leads South Yorkshire’s football enforcement operations, 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 shows that mindless football disorder is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.”
A sign fell from the Upper West Stand at Hillsborough during the October match, causing injury to Leeds United fans.
Call police on 101, incident number 279 of October 19, 2012.
* The headline on this article has been amended. The original headline stated “Plea to name Sheffield Wednesday hooligans who targeted Leeds United fans”. The appeal from South Yorkshire Police actually related to ten Leeds supporters. We apologise for the error and are happy to clarify the situation.