Two Arrested After Tottenham’s Fa Cup Victory Over Millwall
Two men have been arrested and charged with public order offences following Tottenham's FA Cup tie against Millwall.
A 29-year-old man has been bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates on April 4 and a 37-year-old has also been bailed to appear the same court on April 10.
Much of the talk in the build-up to the contest surrounded security and there was a heavy police presence outside White Hart Lane before kick-off.
More than a dozen police vans lined Tottenham High Road at the front of the stadium and supporters of both teams had to be separated following skirmishes while bangers, flares and bottles were thrown.
Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan, in charge of policing the match, said: “The match was a high profile one, a local derby and a cup match, and there had been disorder at previous games between the two clubs. Therefore a proportionate policing plan was put in place for the game.
“The vast majority of the 31,000 fans in attendance were well behaved and the game itself passed without incident.
“However, there were some outbursts of disorder before and after the game and as a result two people have been arrested and charged with public order offences.”
Millwall are still under investigation by the FA after Leicester complained about their fans’ behaviour following their surprise victory in the previous round.
Any punishment for either issue, however, will be considered separately.