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Yarmouth fans caught up in violence

PUBLISHED: 17:34 22 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:48 30 June 2010

At least two Norwich City fans needed hospital treatment after being caught up in an attack by football hooligans following a recent away game, police have said, as they appealed for witnesses to the violence.

At least two Norwich City fans needed hospital treatment after being caught up in an attack by football hooligans following a recent away game, police have said, as they appealed for witnesses to the violence.

A group of supporters were drinking at the Globe Tavern near Borough Market, in London, following the 2-1 defeat to Millwall on February 6 when the pub was attacked by a large group.

Southwark CID has issued an appeal for witnesses to come forward and help them crackdown on football violence.

Det Con Darren Swadling said: “Police were called to the Globe Tavern in Bedale Street at around 6.45pm to reports of a fight and damage being caused to the premises. It is believed a large group of men were involved in the disturbance.

“Two men were treated for non serious injuries and around £2,000 worth of damage was caused to the pub after two windows were smashed.”

The Yarmouth Yellows supporters group were among those inside the pub at the time. They had been drinking with a group of friendly Millwall fans when trouble flared.

One Canaries fan said the pub had been pelted with bottles and bricks. He added: “One minute we were having a quiet drink and a bit of banter with some Millwall fans, the next we were attacked by a group of thugs. It was a frightening experience.”

Witnesses should contact Det Con Swadling at Southwark CID on 0207 2326145 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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