16 AZ troublemakers come forward after tv photo threat
At least 16 people who may have been involved in storming the main stand after last week’s Conference League semi-final between AZ and West Ham have reported to the police, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said on Monday that they would publish 24 photographs of suspects on Tuesday night’s edition of television crime busting show Opsporing Verzocht unless they came forward.
“If you were involved in the incident yourself and want to stop your photo being shown on national television, then report to the police as quickly as possible,” the police said on social media.
A spokesman told NOS on Tuesday that at least four of the 24 people being sought had come forward. The other 12 were not on the wanted list but may have been involved nevertheless.
The troublemakers have until 4 pm to make themselves known.
After last Thursday’s match dozens of AZ supporters dressed in black hoodies attempted to access the stands where family and friends of West Ham players were sitting. Several West Ham supporters plus AZ officials managed to fend off the crowd until the police arrived.
The incident led to outrage in England and calls for a knighthood for Knollsy, one of the West Ham fans who fought back.
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