Police in Burnley are making a further appeal for information following violent disorder in Burnley last month, and are asking the public to help identify those captured on CCTV.
Police launched an investigation after trouble flared in the Burnley Miner’s Club, Plumbe Street after the match between Burnley FC and Sheffield Wednesday, at around 6pm on Saturday, January 18.
This latest appeal follows on from the arrest of 14 people last week in connection with the incident. The 14 men, who were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit violent disorder, have been released on bail whilst Police continue their investigation.
The violence broke out at about 6pm and left a window at the club smashed and other damage.
It is estimated that between 45 to 60 people were involved in the violence, and Police have today released CCTV images of a further 22 people they would like to speak with in connection with the incident.
Detective Sergeant Steven Acres, of Burnley Police, said, “This was a disgraceful incident of disorder and the level of violence involved was horrific.
“We have established that the Burnley Miners was very busy at the time of this attack, and the vast majority of people in there, including men, women and children, were enjoying themselves following the football match. This was a terrifying experience for them.”
“What followed was completely unacceptable and left innocent bystanders fleeing for their safety. We have a dedicated team of Detectives investigating this incident and the arrests already made show that we are determined to bring those responsible for this disorder to justice.”
“I would appeal to people to view the images released today and please make contact with us if you are able to recognise any of those pictured.”
“We are also keen to speak to anybody else who was in the Miners at the time of this attack to help us to build up a clearer picture of exactly what went on.
Finally, I would also urge anybody who was involved in this disorder to contact us directly. We are continuing to work hard both with the football club and also the public and will do everything we can to identify and capture those responsible for this disgraceful behaviour.”
Anyone with information can contact DS 49 Steve Acres at Pennine CID by calling 01282 472083 or on 101.