Police say they made 11 arrests after crowd trouble broke out after Leeds’ win over Birmingham at Elland Road on Saturday.
Birmingham have confirmed following a portion of the traveling service appeared to clash with authorities and stewards at full time they’ll explore incidents of crowd disturbances.
West Yorkshire Police published a statement verifying that issue broke out”inside and outside the floor” which resulted in many game stewards suffering minor injuries.
“Police enquiries are ongoing this evening after public order incidents at Saturday’s football game involving Leeds United and Birmingham City at Elland Road,” a police statement said. “Leeds District Police are appealing for witnesses following disorder incidents inside and outside the ground after the fixture.
“They comprised a public order event in the Birmingham City fans stand in the end of the match and a later public order episode in the playground outside Elland Road.
“Authorities resources were set outside the ground between fans during the incident that lasted for about 45 minutes before enthusiasts dispersed.
“Trainers made 11 arrests in total, mainly for public order offences. Minor accidents were reported to a number of game stewards.”
Chief Inspector Jon Arrowsuch, Match Commander of this occasion, stated:”Our enquires are ongoing in the incidents which happened at this afternoon’s game.
“Police resources were deployed out Elland Road and officials made 11 arrests in complete for offences both inside and away from the ground. Clearly these were since we investigate what took place and we’ll examine CCTV footage and working with both clubs.
“Anyone with info regarding public order offences committed is requested to contact Leeds District Police about 101 referencing Authorities log 531 of October 19.”
A Birmingham spokesperson told Sky Sports News:”The club and its security team will be exploring what happened in combination with the police and all applicable parties”.
“As a team we now have a zero tolerance policy towards antisocial behavior and any subsequent action taken by us will reflect that.”