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Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace FC fans clash following match

Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace fans have clashed following the match at The Riverside Stadium.

Officers struggled to control the situation that was unfolding in front of them as the two sets of fans came together as they left the stadium.

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Incidents like this have no place in football and those involved should be ashamed of their actions.

The football match was very peaceful with a great atmosphere with most people managing to avoid any violence.

But sadly it’s the few that spoil it for everyone. A number of people required medical treatment following the clashes. Fans from both teams were involved equally in the violence.

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One police officer held a Middlesbrough fan back away from the Ultras who were trying to attack the Middlesbrough fans heading home after the match.

Officers placed themselves between to two sets of fans to stop the fighting and prevent any further fighting.

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Cleveland Police and the Met Police in small numbers managed to keep the two sets of fans separated as they both continued to hurl abuse at each other and attempted to get back to each other.

 

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Officers formed a human wall between the Middlesbrough fans and Crystal Palace to keep them separated after fights broke out. Once the Crystal Palace fans were contained. Middlesbrough fans then attempted to get back at the Crystal Palace fans.

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While officers held the Middlesbrough fans back Crystal Palace then attempted to force their way out of the police wall to get to the Middlesbrough fans as the limited number of officers police the football match. This forced police to close the road and hold all of the remaining Middlesbrough fans back and allowing Crystal Palace fans to be walked to the Train Station without further incidents from the Middlesbrough fans. Police managed to regain control of the situation and marched them down to the Train Station.

This forced police to close the road and hold all of the remaining Middlesbrough fans back and allowing Crystal Palace fans to be walked to the Train Station without further incidents from the Middlesbrough fans. Police managed to regain control of the situation and marched them down to the Train Station.

Police managed to regain control of the situation and marched them down to the Train Station.

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Middlesbrough fans then attempted to get back towards the Crystal Palace. The officers who were thin on the ground compared to last months first Middlesbrough match in the Premier League managed to keep Middlesbrough fans back.

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A set of fans who call themselves the Ultra’s from Crystal Palace dressed all in black some with their faces covered caused fights between the boro fans after the 2 – 1 defeat.

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Fearing he is about to be attacked one of the officers draws his baton as things start to get heated. Sadly children and families are caught up in the fighting.

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before they arrived at the match the Ultras posted a photo to facebook which they paraded themselves. There is no place in football for Ultras who wore all black, with their faces covered during the match.

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The group of Ultras were walked from the Stadium to the Train Station and held there until their train arrived.

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A number of police officers were assaulted while policing today’s match. No arrests were made however a number of people were cautioned on the streets and interviewed on video camera.

Officers did not have the support of Police Dogs, Police Horses or the Air support unit during the match.

Officers relying on a more cost-effective way to keep their eyes from the sky. Police Officers look out of the command centre window at the top the Stadium to have an overhead view of what is happening.

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So were sure Cleveland Police will be knocking on a few people’s doors over the coming weeks.

Cleveland Police and the Met Police did a great job under challenging circumstances.

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