West Ham Fan Arrested For Possession Of A Weapon After Middlesbrough Clash
A 17-year old football fan has been arrested for possession of an offensive weapon and violent disorder following a clash between West Ham and Middlesbrough supporters after a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium last week.
Stewards were unable to control fighting between the two sets of supporters, with one teenage fan now taken into a police station in East London for questioning.
Footage emerged online of the scenes outside of the ground.
After the incidents on Saturday, a West Ham spokesman shared his dismay but maintained that the vast majority of fans have been well-behaved at the new stadium.
"This behaviour has no place in football and West Ham United, with cooperation from all London Stadium stakeholders, including the police, Stadium Landlords E20 and Stadium Operators LS185, will continue to operate a zero tolerance policy on such incidents. We must stress that the vast majority of the more than 400,000 supporters who have attended a game at the Stadium since August have behaved impeccably, and we will not let the acts of mindless individuals tarnish their reputation."
(h/t The Mirror)