Leeds United fans threw bottles and chairs at Ipswich Town fans | Crime

PUBLISHED: 11:23 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 14 January 2018

Ipswich Town fans during the match against Leeds United at Portman Road on Saturday, January 14 2018. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Ipswich Town fans through the match towards Leeds United at Portman Road on Saturday, January 14 2018. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Leeds United fans threw bottles and damaged seats at Ipswich Town fans throughout yesterday’s match at Portman Road, police have confirmed.

There was a larger than normal match day police presence in Portman Road yesterday as Town hosted Leeds United. Picture: PAUL GEATERThere was a bigger than regular match day police presence in Portman Road yesterday as Town hosted Leeds United. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Officers are additionally investigating at least one report coin was thrown within the “upper east” Cobbold Stand, the place round 700 season-ticket holders had been pressured to maneuver seats previous to kick-off to create an additional block of as much as three,000 further away fans throughout the highest tier.

The membership introduced the transfer in November to extend Leeds’ ticket allocation to a complete of 5,000 and keep away from the controversial ‘all-ticket’ matchday guidelines put in place when ‘big games’ are offered out and issues come up that away fans may enter house sections on the day.

Town beat 10-man Leeds 1-Zero due to a Bersant Celina 67th minute purpose within the Championship match on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds midfielder Eunan O’Kane was despatched off within the 37th minute for an off-the-ball incident involving Jonas Knudsen.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman stated a “flashbang” was launched by Leeds fans within the stands after O’Kane was given a straight pink card.

The drive spokesman stated: “The Leeds fans also broke chairs and threw them.”

At four.35pm, shortly after Celina’s purpose, “bottles were thrown by Leeds fans towards the Sir Bobby Robson stand”.

A minute later, police acquired a report coin had been thrown “from the upper east Cobbold Stand to the south east corner”.

“It looks like they misbehaved somewhat,” the Suffolk Constabulary spokesman stated.

A lot of Ipswich fans reportedly moved to a unique stand through the match.

No arrests seem to have been made, the drive spokesman stated this morning. This might be confirmed by police later at this time.

There had been no quick stories of any incidents between the 2 units of fans after the match.

The official match attendance was 18,637, of which three,537 had been Leeds United fans.

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