Man arrested after Everton fan’s face slashed following brawl ahead of FA Cup clash at Millwall

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Man, 27, arrested on suspicion of attempted GBH after Everton fan’s face was slashed in brawl ahead of FA Cup fourth-round clash at Millwall

  • A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, attempted grievous bodily harm, and violent disorder
  • An Everton fan was slashed in face as fights broke out before Millwall beat them
  • The two sets of fans clashed in a mass brawl outside Surrey Quays station 
  • Footage appeared to show man swinging weapon and rival fan clutching face 
  • Millwall fans also confronted Everton supporters as they arrived by coach

Margaret Davis, Press Association

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after a football fan was left with a life-changing injury to his face during brawls between Millwall and Everton supporters.

Police called the scenes ‘absolutely shocking’ as fighting broke out between groups of fans before and after an FA Cup clash on January 26.

The injured Everton supporter posted a picture on social media showing a long scar down the right side of his face.

A football fan has shown his scar following the Millwall vs Everton FA Cup match last month

A football fan has shown his scar following the Millwall vs Everton FA Cup match last month

A football fan has shown his scar following the Millwall vs Everton FA Cup match last month

Shocking scenes shows Millwall and Everton fans fighting before January's FA Cup clash

Shocking scenes shows Millwall and Everton fans fighting before January's FA Cup clash

Shocking scenes shows Millwall and Everton fans fighting before January’s FA Cup clash

Footage appears to show the moment the fan was slashed by a blade during a mass brawl between Everton and Millwall fans 

Footage appears to show the moment the fan was slashed by a blade during a mass brawl between Everton and Millwall fans 

Footage appears to show the moment the fan was slashed by a blade during a mass brawl between Everton and Millwall fans 

A fan clutches his face after appearing to be hit in the face with a weapon by another supporter

A fan clutches his face after appearing to be hit in the face with a weapon by another supporter

A fan clutches his face after appearing to be hit in the face with a weapon by another supporter

The fan walked away with a nasty slash to the face following the mass brawl before the game

The fan walked away with a nasty slash to the face following the mass brawl before the game

The fan walked away with a nasty slash to the face following the mass brawl before the game

Detective Sergeant Matt Simpson, from the Metropolitan Police Public Order Investigation Team, said: ‘The disorder which we witnessed was absolutely shocking. It involved dozens of people and lasted for a number of hours.

‘We are carrying out a large-scale investigation into the disorder, which left at least one person with a serious injury.

‘We have hours of CCTV and hundreds of images which we are closely reviewing, and we have a team of experts working to identify those involved.’

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of wounding with intent, attempted grievous bodily harm, and violent disorder and bailed until February 28.

He stumbles as he tries to back away from the attack before  falling at the feet of the crowd

He stumbles as he tries to back away from the attack before  falling at the feet of the crowd

He stumbles as he tries to back away from the attack before falling at the feet of the crowd

Everton and Millwall fans clashed outside of Surrey Quays station before the fourth-round tie

Everton and Millwall fans clashed outside of Surrey Quays station before the fourth-round tie

Everton and Millwall fans clashed outside of Surrey Quays station before the fourth-round tie

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