Police are looking at CCTV footage of West Ham fans hurling bottles and beer cans at the Manchester United team coach as supporters ran amok outside Upton Park on Tuesday (10 May) night. The Hammers' Premier League clash with United was delayed by 45 minutes after the coach came under attack as it made its way to the ground in East London.
Crowds of fans greeted the bus by blocking its path and throwing items at it, causing serious damage to windows and panels. No United players or staff were injured during the incident but four male officers suffered minor injuries as a result of the objects thrown.
No arrests have so far been made in connection with the criminal damage caused to the coach and enquiries are ongoing.
Three men were arrested during the course of the match, which West Ham won 3-2 at the last-ever game at the Boleyn Ground. A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray, also a 47-year-old man and an 18-year-old man were arrested for pitch incursions. They have all been taken to an east London police station for questioning.
Anyone with information regarding the criminal damage to the coach and objects thrown should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.