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Police to review 200 hours of CCTV after Rotherham and Millwall violence

South Yorkshire Police will review 200 hours of CCTV footage in a bid to identify Millwall fans responsible for causing unrest at their game with Rotherham on Saturday.

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A section of the 1,300-strong following from London took exception to seeing their side concede a late goal, which gave the Millers a vital 2-1 win at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table, and attempted to invade home areas of the New York Stadium.

Riot police were forced to intervene before trouble continued outside the ground after full-time where a number of stewards and police officers suffered minor injuries.

After collecting footage from CCTV cameras inside the ground, the police will now trawl through it in order to identify those involved.

Rotherham condemned the "unprecedented level of violent behaviour" of the Millwall fans on Monday while the Lions have vowed to ban anyone found guilty.

A club statement by the Lions read: "Millwall Football Club will do everything possible to assist Rotherham United FC and South Yorkshire Police investigating the disorder that occurred during Saturday's match at the New York Stadium.

"The club's position remains clear - anyone associated with the club found guilty of violent behaviour will be banned from Millwall matches, in addition to any punishment they receive from the authorities."


Police investigate Rotherham/Millwall crowd violence

South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after ugly crowd violence marred Saturday's Championship clash between Rotherham United and Millwall at the New York Stadium.

The trouble started after Rotherham's Kari Arnason scored an 85th minute winner. Police moved in as missiles were thrown by sections of Millwall's travelling support.

Other visiting fans then tried to cross fencing to confront home supporters. Two stewards and a number of police officers received minor injuries. No arrests were made, but police say they'll be examining CCTV footage to track down those responsible. Rotherham fan Charlie Jackson took these pictures of the disturbance on his mobile phone.

Stewards attacked at Rotherham v Millwall game

South Yorkshire Police are to conduct an investigation following disorder at the Rotherham United v Millwall FC game at the New York Stadium in Rotherham.

After Rotherham United scored in the 85th minute, a number of supporters attempted to gain access to supporters in other parts of the ground. Several stewards were attacked, leaving two with minor injuries, and additional police officers were deployed to restore order. As fans left the ground, further disorder occurred.

A number of police officers also received minor injuries.No arrests were made. But Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin said

“Again we see a minority of individuals spoil the event for many others. They aren't a true representation of genuine football supporters and have no place in football. Such action can not be tolerated. I thank the bravery and courage of stewards and police officers in tackling such criminal acts and we will now review evidence to identify and bring to justice those that are responsible for such criminal acts.”

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Skarz leaves Millers

Defender Joe Skarz has left Rotherham United by mutual consent.

Joe Skarz Credit: Press Association

The 25-year-old made 78 appearances for Rotherham over three seasons, playing a key role in Millers’ sides which reached League One in 2013 and achieved promotion to the Championship last season.

Skarz joined Rotherham from Bury 2013 on a free transfer after impressing on loan.


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