Police release wanted gallery following Albion and Wolves match disorder

Police have released a gallery of dozens of fans they want to speak to after the FA cup tie match between West Bromwich Albion and Wolves descended into violence. Members of the public and police officers were assaulted and injured, missiles were thrown onto the pitch and flares were lit, when disorder broke out on 28 January at the Hawthorns Stadium.

Half a dozen people were arrested in connection with violent disorder and assaulting a police officer. All have since been bailed while their investigation continues.

After reviewing stadium CCTV and body worn video, investigators have released images of 25 men then wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Detective Chief Inspector Chris Fox from Sandwell Police said: “We won’t tolerate violence of any kind at football matches. The disorder which broke out was completely unacceptable.

“The majority of the crowd came in good spirits to support their team but unfortunately a minority caused violence and disrupted the game for everyone. As part of our investigation we've identified a number of people we want to speak to and I'd urge anyone who knows them to come forward and give us their names."

To view the images please visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBrNqx

The statement added: "If you recognise anyone then please contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting 20/299687/24 and referring to the number in each image caption.

"Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."