Aston Villa are hosting Legia Warsaw in the Europa Conference League on Thursday; fans of the Polish side clashed with police before kick-off, with three officers injured; Legia fans were not allowed into Villa Park before kick-off
Three police officers have been injured after clashes with Legia Warsaw fans ahead of their Europa Conference League game at Aston Villa on Thursday.
Missiles were thrown at police as the visiting fans were held in the coach park near Villa Park.
The game did start on time but no Legia fans were allowed into the stadium ahead of kick-off.
A Birmingham Police statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, read: “We’re currently unable to allow away fans into Villa Park following disorder outside the stadium, which has seen missiles thrown at officers.
“Three officers have already been injured and a significant policing operation continues. Please avoid Witton Lane where possible.”
More to follow….
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