West Yorkshire Police have released images of men they believe were involved in a large scale disorder in Huddersfield.
Although the incident took place in Huddersfield, it is believed that some of those involved may be from the Harrogate region.
Detectives from Huddersfield CID and British Transport Police are working together to investigate the disorder which happened on Saturday, 19th May, 2012 – the afternoon of the Championship Play-Off final. It’s believed fans of Huddersfield Town, Bradford City and Leeds United were involved in the disorder.
The main incident took place on Westgate and Market Street in Huddersfield, before continuing in the railway station and spilling on to the tracks. Several men chased each other through the platforms and eventually down the track towards Deighton causing sixty one trains to be delayed and seven to be cancelled altogether. In all, the disruption caused 893 minutes worth of delays and cost thousands in lost earnings, a loss that is footed by the tax payer.
Acting Detective Sergeant Nick Doyle of Huddersfield CID said:
These mindless individuals caused ordinary members of the public to fear for their safety. Several scared shop owners locked themselves inside and one young man had to lock himself in the car whilst his Grandma shopped nearby.
Behaviour of this kind will not be tolerated and we will bring those involved before the courts. I urge anyone who has any information to the identity of the men pictured to contact us.
If you know who any of the men please contact Acting Detective Sergeant Doyle on 101 quoting the reference number of the image.