Football violence

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3843
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

After the shocking scenes of violence before, during and after the Millwall vs Everton cup match, how is the Metropolitan Police Service’ Football Unit working with other areas within the Met and British Transport Police to prevent further incidents of football violence?

Answers

Answer for Football violence
Football violence

Football violence

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service Football Unit works closely and collaboratively with intelligence units, frontline policing and British Transport Police colleagues to ensure every football game is meticulously planned and that a proportionate bespoke policing plan is in place for every match.

The vast majority of fans were well behaved during and after the match, however, both the Met and I unreservedly condemn the violent acts committed by a minority of supporters.