Images released of men police want to talk to about disorder at Oxford United matches

Thames Valley Police have released images of men they want to talk to in relation to incidents of disorder at two Oxford United matches. NNL-160303-165932001
Thames Valley Police have released images of men they want to talk to in relation to incidents of disorder at two Oxford United matches. NNL-160303-165932001

Thames Valley Police has released images of men who might have vital information about disorder in relation to football matches at Oxford United.

Sixteen of the images relate to incidents of disorder that took place in relation to the Oxford versus Millwall match at the Kassam Stadium on February 2.

Meanwhile, one image relates to disorder that took place when Oxford played Portsmouth at Fratton Park on 23 January.

Thames Valley Police would like to speak to all the men captured in these images, as they might have vital information about these incidents of disorder.

Pictures of the men can be found at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153567733748655.1073742168.138503923654&type=3.

Leading the investigation named Operation Brazil, Sgt James Blackmore said: “We believe the men in these photos may have vital information about incidents of disorders during Oxford’s home match against Millwall and away match against Portsmouth.

“If you are pictured in these images or know the men who are please contact police immediately. You can do this by visiting your nearest police station, calling 101 and quoting reference 846 (2/3), or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Local policing area commander for Oxford, Supt Christian Bunt, said: “We have a small minority of people who call themselves Oxford United fans who think it’s acceptable to cause disorder at football matches.

“We will not tolerate this type of behaviour. We will proactively arrest and deal robustly with anyone causing disorder at Oxford United matches home or away. We have already arrested 15 men in connection with the disorder since the Wycombe game in December.

“Oxford United is a family club and there is no place for these so called supporters to ruin it for everyone else.”