Operation Panther investigation update

on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Can you help us identify 8 people following the disorder before and after the Cardiff City v Bristol City game in February?

Operation Panther suspects

South Wales Police has identified ten out of 16 people who they wished to trace as part of an investigation into disorder before and after the Cardiff City v Bristol City game in February.

There were incidents of public order, violence and criminal damage involving Bristol City fans outside the Cardiff City Stadium and in St Mary Street on Saturday, February 16.

Following the disorder, South Wales Police set-up an investigation called Operation Panther to identify and arrest those involved, sending out a clear message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

Following an appeal to trace 16 individuals, police have now identified ten of them.

Police are appealing to identify the remaining seven and as a result of the investigation are now appealing to trace a further person (picture 54).

Football liaison officer, PC Christian Evans said:

“We are delighted with the result of the appeal so far but are still seeking the public’s help in identifying the remaining seven individuals.

“As a result of our ongoing investigation we have also identified another man who we wish to trace in connection with this incident.”

February’s disorder did not involve any home fans and despite the vast majority of away fans behaving impeccably, a small minority caused trouble.

PC Evans added:

“We are committed to keeping football a safe environment where people are able to take their families without fear of violence. If anyone recognises someone in the pictures I would urge them to call us.”

If you recognise someone in these pictures or have information regarding the incidents please contact Pc Evans on 07584 883154 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting Operation Panther.

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