Kent Police officers investigating offences committed during a pitch invasion at Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham have released images of 18 people they believe can assist them.

A large number of supporters ran onto the field of play immediately after the match between Gillingham FC and Rotherham United on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Fighting broke out among some fans and objects were being thrown.

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Do you recognise any of these people?

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The disorder is being investigated by Kent Police officers who have been reviewing footage from multiple sources.

No arrests have been made to date.

Acts of violence

Detective Inspector Pete Smith said: ‘Whilst emotions naturally run high during a football match, there is never any excuse for people to engage in acts of violence against one another – especially when in the presence of hundreds of children who were also at the game.

‘People should be able to support their teams without being subjected to such unacceptable behaviour and our investigation into offences committed following the game is ongoing.

‘We believe the people in the images may be able to assist us with our enquiries and urge anyone who recognises them to get in touch.’

If you can help, please call the appeal line on 01634 792209 quoting reference 46/108028/22 and the number associated with the image you recognise. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at this link.

By Ed

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