Police appeal to name and shame Portsmouth football thugs

Officers are appealing for information to help identify four men they want to speak to about violent disorder before the Portsmouth V Plymouth Argyle game.

Between 11am and 11.30am on Friday 14 April a number of incidents took place in and around the Guildhall area of Portsmouth.

During these incidents violent behaviour was directed towards opposing fans and police officers, coins were thrown causing damage to buildings, and people were assaulted.

PC Charlotte Pocock, said: “These incidents took place in busy public places and caused considerable concern and worry to innocent members of the public who happened to be in the area.

“I am appealing for anyone who recognises any of the men in the CCTV to get in touch. I would also appeal directly to these men to come forward and make contact with us.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘44170139426’, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

More from UK News in Pictures: