Police release images of men wanted in connection with racial abuse at West Ham match

Police would like to speak to these men  (Met Police )
Police would like to speak to these men (Met Police )

Police have released images of seven men they would like to speak to in connection with a racist incident at West Ham match last season.

An investigation was launched after several home fans were seen making racist gestures including Nazi salutes during a Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt in April.

Police have now urged anyone who recognises the men to come forward with information.

Detective Phil Dickinson, of the Met’s Public Order Planning Team, said: “This was a challenging police operation on the day of the match where arrests were made.

“But our work does not stop there – officers have been analysing footage and have identified seven individuals we want to trace in connection with abhorrent gestures and comments that were made during that match.

“I would urge anyone who recognises these people to get in touch immediately and quote the relevant reference number shown on the image.

“This type of behaviour has no place in football or wider society and these people must be held responsible for their actions.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD2441/4Oct along with the relevant picture reference number. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.