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paulon 1:06 Thu Jun 8
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Once got told off a for putting my feet up on a seat in FIRST CLASS on the West Coast mainline to a home game but didn't get asked what team I supported


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/06/08/west-ham-fans-responsible-rise-football-related-arrests-british/

West Ham fans most responsible for rise in football-related arrests on British transport network

Hooliganism may no longer be quite the issue it once was in this country, but problems still persist, particularly on our trains.

Research conducted by ticketgum into a Home Office news release reveals that while football-related arrests have decreased over the last five seasons, the number made on the transport network has risen for a fourth year running.

The statistics show that over the past five years there has been a decrease in the number of football-related arrests across the country, from around 2,400 in 2011/12 to 1,895 in 2015/16, the most recent season charted.

However, arrests made on public transport have continued to rise, with 22 per cent of all football-related arrests made by the British Transport Police. Football-related arrests have played a big part in overall crime on the railway increasing by four per cent.

Of the incidents where a Premier League football club was mentioned, West Ham were responsible for the most, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea next on the list.

Liverpool and Middlesbrough were mentioned in just one per cent of those arrests where fans of a specific Premier League club were involved.

The fact that the 'bigger' Premier League clubs are mostly nearer the top of this list may be accounted for by their larger fanbases and attendances. However, West Ham were still playing at the Boleyn Ground in 2015/16, while Liverpool's Anfield home is one of the biggest in the country, so the number of fans at matches cannot be the only explanation.

One of the reported offences included “4-500 fans who boarded a special train service. While at platform the doors of the train were forced open and coins thrown at rival fans. Due to the difficulty closing doors, the train lost power, causing one cancellation and delays to 15 trains. A train window was later found to have been smashed.”

Another incident was said to have caused more than £3000 in damages.

On the matter, the British Transport Police stated the following, “We adopt a proactive approach to football policing, with officers escorting trains before and after matches and patrolling stations where large numbers of fans are expected.”

The BTP added that “fixed penalty notices are not used for football-related offences, making sure that offenders are charged with the most serious offences their conduct warrants.”

BTP chief constable Paul Crowther said in 2015 that the number of incidents on the transport network may be even higher, because victims feel too frightened to talk to British Transport Police officials.

The three most common football-related offences are public disorder, alcohol offences and violent disorder, which make up 96 per cent of arrests.

Earlier this year, a French court found four Chelsea fans guilty of racist violence on the Paris metro before a Champions League match in February 2015.

West Ham have endured more problems since moving to the London Stadium, with visiting Middlesbrough fans attacked after their match there last October.

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Fifth Column 6:16 Fri Jun 9
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Alleged looting. Lol. I was on that train. The transport police were actually alright on the trains that day. The normal police at the train station in Manchester were the problem

1964 5:02 Fri Jun 9
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"West Ham have endured more problems since moving to the London Stadium, with visiting Middlesbrough fans attacked after their match there last October. "

They just love reeling this over hyped rubbish out repeatedly for want of something to write.

Coffee 4:51 Fri Jun 9
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Gratuitous reporting.

theaxeman 10:28 Thu Jun 8
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I like a hooligan league its the only thing we're ever top of! COYI

On The Ball 9:10 Thu Jun 8
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CaptainBlueAndClaret 5:41 Thu Jun 8

You don't think the transport links are good?

One Word 8:22 Thu Jun 8
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Allegded looting... please

Again they should not charge such high prices

w4hammer 8:17 Thu Jun 8
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the man u fa cup game accountsfor alot of the west ham arrests..including the looting of said buffet...

One Word 8:06 Thu Jun 8
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Maybe they should sort out the train service

The telegraph is a paper brought by cunts end of...

Haz 6:38 Thu Jun 8
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We are top of the league, say we are top of the league. . .

ludo21 6:34 Thu Jun 8
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"The response was over the top 'snatch squads' inside the 'iconic' athletics arena"

Lowest point of the season for me... I decided not to renew there and then but bottled it in the end. Hopefully we have moved on.

CaptainBlueAndClaret 5:59 Thu Jun 8
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les marteaux,

RE: "West Ham fans are victims of police targeting & harassment."

Let us not forget the ACTIVE role of the Duchess of Knightsbridge self proclaiming the banning of 200 West Ham fans in the immediate aftermath of the Chelsea match.

The response was over the top 'snatch squads' inside the 'iconic' athletics arena, not designed for football... The Met Police trawling through hours of video tape to match the 200 arbitrary target imposed by the Duchess of Knightsbridge.

Later when West Ham Utd fans complained about the Duchess of Knightsbridge, her response was to 'type cast' those complainants, as writing with green pens...

les marteaux 5:47 Thu Jun 8
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Either

West Ham fans are the biggest load of yobs.

West Ham fans are the most daft for getting caught

or

West Ham fans are victims of police targeting & harassment.

CaptainBlueAndClaret 5:41 Thu Jun 8
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Mike Oxsaw,

RE: "That'll be down to them there iconic transport links."

The ones that were spoken about ad nauseam, but didn't materialise...

Let us not forget the Duchess of Knightsbridge self proclaiming the banning of 200 West Ham fans and later calling people who complained about her, as the type that write with green pens...

Lily Hammer 4:54 Thu Jun 8
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So I blame privatisation for yob culture.

Lily Hammer 4:54 Thu Jun 8
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Ironically, there's an old article knocking about from the 60s or early 70s, which has British Rail commending West Ham fans above all others for being the best behaved and most polite.

Mike Oxsaw 4:46 Thu Jun 8
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That'll be down to them there iconic transport links.

stoneman 2:22 Thu Jun 8
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Yes! Top of the table, proud of you boys.

Is there a Champions league for finishing top?

Bilic in.

Northern Sold 2:19 Thu Jun 8
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`West Ham fans most responsible for rise in football-related arrests on British transport network`


Persil tokens??

El Scorchio 1:11 Thu Jun 8
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Liverpool fans NEVER cause trouble.

It is known.





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