Crowd trouble at Fulham vs Luton leads to three arrests

Crowd trouble during Fulham’s 7-0 win over Luton Town on Monday saw one supporter arrested for an alleged assault on an emergency worker and another over a racially aggravated public order offence.Three supporters were arrested in total and one police officer was injured after violence broke out at half-time in the away end at Craven Cottage.According to the police, officers deployed PAVA spray — similar to pepper spray — and baton strikes due to “a high level of violence shown towards police officers” in the Putney End Stand.In a statement, Luton described the treatment of their supporters by police and stewards as “disappointing and unacceptable”.A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “At half-time in the Fulham v Luton game on Monday, 2 May, officers responded to violence in the away end of the ground.“Pava spray was deployed as were baton strikes. These tactics were necessary to deal safely with the high level of violence shown towards police officers.“One man was arrested in relation to an assault on an emergency worker.“One officer was injured. He did not require hospital treatment. We are not aware of any other injury.“Two other men were arrested during the course of the game, one on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and possessing Class A drugs, the other for allegedly setting off a flare within sight of the pitch.“CCTV footage will be reviewed and any offences will be investigated fully.“We will be liaising with both clubs as this investigation continues.”In a club statement on Tuesday, Luton said they had received “numerous complaints” from supporters regarding their treatment by police and stewards at Craven Cottage.They said: “Luton Town Football Club has received numerous complaints from supporters who attended (Monday’s) match over their treatment by police and stewards at Craven Cottage.“As has been reported and indeed witnessed by fellow supporters, members of our club staff and club stewards who were invited to attend the game, for children and senior supporters to be stewarded so aggressively, is disappointing and unacceptable.“We would like to reassure those who have raised issues that club officials will be in contact with Fulham and the Met Police to ensure they are investigated fully.”A Fulham spokesperson said they would be working with the relevant authorities by looking into these reports.Luton have been contacted for further comment.(Photo: Getty Images)

Crowd trouble at Fulham vs Luton leads to three arrests
Crowd trouble during Fulham’s 7-0 win over Luton Town on Monday saw one supporter arrested for an alleged assault on an emergency worker and another over a racially aggravated public order offence.Three supporters were arrested in total and one police officer was injured after violence broke out at half-time in the away end at Craven Cottage.According to the police, officers deployed PAVA spray — similar to pepper spray — and baton strikes due to “a high level of violence shown towards police officers” in the Putney End Stand.In a statement, Luton described the treatment of their supporters by police and stewards as “disappointing and unacceptable”.A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “At half-time in the Fulham v Luton game on Monday, 2 May, officers responded to violence in the away end of the ground.“Pava spray was deployed as were baton strikes. These tactics were necessary to deal safely with the high level of violence shown towards police officers.“One man was arrested in relation to an assault on an emergency worker.“One officer was injured. He did not require hospital treatment. We are not aware of any other injury.“Two other men were arrested during the course of the game, one on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and possessing Class A drugs, the other for allegedly setting off a flare within sight of the pitch.“CCTV footage will be reviewed and any offences will be investigated fully.“We will be liaising with both clubs as this investigation continues.”In a club statement on Tuesday, Luton said they had received “numerous complaints” from supporters regarding their treatment by police and stewards at Craven Cottage.They said: “Luton Town Football Club has received numerous complaints from supporters who attended (Monday’s) match over their treatment by police and stewards at Craven Cottage.“As has been reported and indeed witnessed by fellow supporters, members of our club staff and club stewards who were invited to attend the game, for children and senior supporters to be stewarded so aggressively, is disappointing and unacceptable.“We would like to reassure those who have raised issues that club officials will be in contact with Fulham and the Met Police to ensure they are investigated fully.”A Fulham spokesperson said they would be working with the relevant authorities by looking into these reports.Luton have been contacted for further comment.(Photo: Getty Images)