Crack of dawn raids see more arrests made in connection with violent disorder at Old Trafford in May
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Ten men were arrested this morning, following a series of warrants across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire in relation to the violent disorder at the Manchester United v Liverpool FC game at Old Trafford back in May.
Officers attended a number of addresses in the early hours of this morning, and 10 men, aged between 20 and 51, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and burglary. They all remain in custody for questioning.
Police were aware of a planned protest at Old Trafford and worked closely alongside partners to ensure those that attended were kept safe whilst enabling their right to peaceful protest.
By late afternoon in excess of 1,000 protesters had gathered at Old Trafford and 200 separately at the Lowry Hotel in Salford. Officers continued to monitor the situation but the situation began to grow in hostility and protestors managed to break onto the pitch.
Multiple GMP officers were left with injuries after flares were let off and bottles and barriers were thrown at police officers and horses.
A full investigation was launched and detectives have spent months following multiple lines of enquiry and reviewing hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to identify the many individuals involved.
Anyone with information - or video footage - should contact police on 0161 856 8732 quoting incident number 955 of 02/05/21.
Video and information can also be submitted to GMP's Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21M13-PO1.