Man Arrested In Connection To Attack On Manchester United Team Bus

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A man has been arrested by police hunting those involved the attack on the Manchester United team bus, before their Premier League match with West Ham.

The Huffington Post reports that the unnamed suspect turned himself in at an east London police station this Friday, and he was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The suspect was then bailed, pending to investigation, to a date in mid-August.

Commander BJ Harrington of the Met’s Public Order team said:

Behaviour of the kind we saw before Tuesday’s match is totally unacceptable. The vast majority of people were well-behaved, but we are looking to deal with a small minority of individuals who committed criminal acts

We are working closely with both clubs to bring these individuals to justice, and I would urge anyone who recognises the men in these pictures to contact police.

Harrington went on to say that the police knew that the match was always going to be a challenge because ‘passions [were] running high’.

He explained that they had more officers on duty than normal and that he was proud of his officers ‘who did a fantastic job in difficult circumstances’.

Fans threw bottles and other objects at the coach as it made its way to West Ham’s Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night.

Dramatic video footage showing the attack appeared online and showed a number of Manchester United players, including Jesse Lingard and Michael Carrick, pretending to be scared as the coach was pelted.

Police have also arrested three other men in connection with disorder both inside and outside the Boleyn Ground on May 10.

Two men, aged 18 and 47, were arrested for pitch incursion have been bailed to return on a date in late May, while a 20-year-old man was arrested for throwing bottles at police was bailed to return on a date in August.