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Man arrested in connection with West Ham match disorder

Police are still appealing for help in identifying these three men Credit: Met Police

A man has been arrested in connection with the disorder at the West Ham v Manchester United match.

Bottles and other objects were hurled at Man United's coach as it entered the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday.

A 28-year-old man handed himself into an east London police station on Friday, 13 May.

He was arrested on suspicion on violent disorder and bailed.

Detectives are still appealing for the public's help in identifying three other men.

Behaviour of the kind we saw before Tuesday's match is totally unacceptable. The vast majority of people were well-behaved, but we are looking to deal with a small minority of individuals who committed criminal acts.

We are working closely with both clubs to bring these individuals to justice, and I would urge anyone who recognises the men in these pictures to contact police.

– Commander BJ Harrington of the Met's Public Order team

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Former Hammers player's medals stolen

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A former top footballer and manager has issued a plea after thieves stole winners' medals from his home.

Ken Brown, 81, played for West Ham between 1953 and 1967 before managing Norwich City between 1980 and 1987.

The defender won the FA Cup and European Cup-Winners' Cup with the Hammers, before winning promotion to the old Division One with Norwich as a manager and leading the Canaries to victory in the 1985 Milk Cup, as the League Cup was then known.

He called police following a burglary at his home in Norfolk, which is thought to have happened some time between 6.15am on Wednesday and 12.30am today. The thieves made off with his FA Cup, European Cup-Winners' Cup and Milk Cup medals.

Mr Brown said: "I had such a great time with both Norwich City and West Ham United and feel a huge amount of pride when I look back at my medals, and to think that someone has entered my home and taken them hurts me a lot.

"To me it's the sentimental value of what's been taken that matters more. I have grandchildren who play football and I love being able to show them the medals when they come and visit. They won't like to see their granddad upset but unfortunately that's how I feel at the moment.

"My wife and I feel violated that someone could take items of such personal significance and I can only hope those responsible for doing this can see how pointless it is to take something that has no value to them and such great value to us."

A set of Winston Churchill gold medals, a Modavo ladies' watch, various items of jewellery and cash were also taken.

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