Four people arrested after disorder in West Ham end during Premier League loss at Manchester United

Four people are arrested after disorder in the West Ham end during their Premier League defeat at Manchester United with police making arrests on suspicion of assault, drink and drug offences

  • There was disorder in the away end as West Ham travelled to Manchester United
  • Greater Manchester Police made four arrests after the Premier League match
  • The authority took action over suspicions of drink and drug offences and assault 
  • Police said they also suspect a man of hurling a missile among the arrests made

Police made four arrests on Saturday after disorder in the West Ham section during their trip to Manchester United in the Premier League, with officials confirming that two other men were also detained.

The Hammers lost 1-0 at Old Trafford and police responded to disorder in the away end during the clash between the contenders for European football.

In a statement reproduced by the MEN, Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Four arrests were made and they all remain in custody.

Greater Manchester Police have stated that four arrests took place after a game at Old Trafford

Manchester United beat visitors West Ham with a late goal in the Premier League on Saturday

Manchester United beat visitors West Ham with a late goal in the Premier League on Saturday

‘A 21-year-old man on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour, possession of cocaine, and common assault; a 23-year-old man on suspicion of a public order offence; a 22-year-old man on suspicion of throwing missiles; a 33-year-old man on suspicion of assault of an emergency worker.

‘Two other men were detained and will be summonsed at a later date for football-related offences.’

The travelling contingent took an allocation of 3,173 tickets at United’s 76,000-capacity home.

West Ham’s run of two consecutive wins on the road ended as United leapfrogged David Moyes’s team into fourth place.

United striker Marcus Rashford scored the last-gasp only goal of the game as United reversed their 1-0 defeat to the visitors at Old Trafford earlier this season.

That could mean West Ham end the weekend as low as seventh, depending on Arsenal and Tottenham’s results in the Premier League on Sunday. 


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