Crimestoppers launch hooligan appeal

The charity Crimestoppers is launching a photo appeal on the Most Wanted section of its website to help identify football hooligans. The public can view photographs on the website and contact Crimestoppers if they feel anyone can be identified.  The first batch of pictures centre on the the FA Cup tie between Hull City and Millwall in January 2009, where 32 people were involved in crowd violence. “We are urging the public to help the police by identifying these individuals who were involved in disrupting this football match," said Dave Cording, Crimestoppers’ Director of Operations. “Most people who attend matches are there for the right reasons in getting behind their team and enjoying the game. "Unfortunately there still exists an unpleasant minority of fans whose intention is to cause criminal damage and incite violence. "Please help us stop them. Any information passed to Crimestoppers is 100 percent anonymous. Just tell us what you know, not who you are.” To view the appeals visit To pass on information, either telephone 0800 555 111 or complete an anonymous online form via the website.