Lifetime ban for West Ham fans that attacked Manchester United team bus IBTimes UK

A man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in relation to the attack on the Manchester United team bus before West Ham United's final game at the Boleyn Ground. The 28-year-old handed himself into an east London police station on 13 May, Scotland Yard said.

He was bailed to a date in mid-August, pending further inquiries, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"Behaviour of the kind we saw before Tuesday's match is totally unacceptable," said Commander BJ Harrington of the Met's Public Order team. "The vast majority of people were well behaved, but we are looking to deal with a small minority of individuals who committed criminal acts."

He added that it "was always going to be a challenging match to police, with passions running high" and as a result the force "had more officers on duty than normal."

Bottles and other objects were thrown at the coach as it made its way to Upton Park, ahead of the club's final game at the ground, before it moves to the Olympic stadium used during the London 2012 games.

Video footage posted online after the attack showed Manchester United players, including Jesse Lingard and Michael Carrick, cowering in mock fear as missiles pelted the windows.

Another three men have been arrested in connection with disorder both inside and outside the ground.

A 20-year-old man was arrested for affray after throwing bottles at police officers and was bailed to return in August and another two men, aged 18 and 47, were arrested for a pitch incursion and have been bailed to return on a date in late May, police said.

West Ham has promised to impose life bans on fans responsible for the trouble, saying the behaviour was unacceptable and it would work with police to identify the perpetrators.

The team went on to win the game, coming from behind to win 3-2 with a late Winston Reid header.