Met police aware of footage involving Chelsea fans in Paris

The Metropolitan Police Service have confirmed they are aware of footage currently on the internet allegedly involving Chelsea fans in Paris.

The Metropolitan Police Service takes offences such as this very seriously, no matter where they occur.

We will examine the footage with a view to seeing if we can apply for football banning orders, preventing people from travelling from future matches.

We will, of course, assist French authorities to identify the people involved and support them in any action they choose to take.

At the same time we will be working closely with Chelsea football club.

Officers from the Met Police’s Football Unit were deployed to Paris to support the French policing operation around the Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea game last night (Tuesday, 17 February).

Metropolitan Police officers travel to matches abroad involving teams from London at the request of the local police force.

Anyone who has information about the identity of those involved is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101.