Police speak to 10 men after Leeds United v Birmingham City disorder

Police have spoken to 10 men after the disorder at the Leeds United v Birmingham City game.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 1:51 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 1:51 pm
Police have named one wanted suspect as Kai Harper, 21, from the Bartley Green area of Birmingham.

The disorder, which took place inside and outside Elland Road, happened during the fixture on Saturday, October 18 2019.

This week officers interviewed ten men in Birmingham as part of the investigation.

A further two men are due to be interviewed.

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Officers have traced 20 suspects after appealing to the public for information.

However, six men still need to be identified.

Police are renewing their appeal for the public's help in naming them.

Police have named one wanted suspect as Kai Harper, 21, from the Bartley Green area of Birmingham.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who has any information on his current whereabouts.

Detective Superintendent Jaz Khan, Head of Crime for Leeds District, said: “We have made significant progress with the investigation and have now identified and interviewed the vast majority of the suspects.

“The public’s assistance and support has been invaluable and we are hoping they will continue to help us with identifying the remaining six suspects and also with any information that could assist in tracing the suspect we have named.

“The scenes of violence witnessed at the game were appalling and we know that genuine fans will support our ongoing efforts to bring all those involved to justice and send a suitable deterrent message that behaviour like this cannot and will not be tolerated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation team at West Yorkshire Police via 101 quoting Operation Bandshot and the relevant image reference number or email [email protected] or contact us online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.