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Manchester United protest: man arrested after policeman was injured outside Old Trafford | UK News

A man has been arrested after a police officer sustained facial injuries during a protest outside Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old, from Prenton, Wirral, is also being held on suspicion of injury, violent disturbance and burglary.

Prior to Manchester UnitedLiverpool’s home game against Liverpool on May 2, thousands of supporters gathered outside the stadium and the Lowry Hotel to protest against the Glazer family, who owns the club.

The Premier League game has been postponed for security reasons, after fans set off flares, broke into Old Trafford and stormed the pitch.

A number of police officers were injured during the protest, Greater Manchester Police said.

The action taken by Manchester United fans was the latest in a series of angry protests in reaction to the breakaway Super League.
Fans started the protest against the Glazer family and proposed a European Super League

An officer suffered a “a large cut on her face“and required emergency hospital treatment.

Superintendent Caroline Hemingway said: “Following the events of Old Trafford and The Lowry on Sunday, May 2, a full investigation has been launched to ensure that all guilty parties have been identified and face the appropriate consequences.

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“Although we currently have a man in custody, we continue to appeal to the public with information or video footage of the day to contact the police.

“We are aware that several people filmed the disorder, so we urge anyone with good quality footage to upload it to the Major Incident Portal or to contact us urgently.”

Anyone with information or video footage is encouraged to upload it to GMP’s public major incidents portal at or call the police on 0161 856 7573 quoting incident number 955 of 05/02/21.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-11 15:41:00