Southampton vs Leeds: 31 arrests after Wembley win

Southampton vs Leeds: 31 arrests after Wembley win

Saints defeated rivals Leeds United at Wembley on Sunday, claiming a spot in the Premier League.

But despite the jovial atmosphere from fans on both sides, Met Police officers made 31 arrests.

The force was unable to confirm where the offenders were from.

A spokesperson said: “These were for offences including fraud; possession of a flare (firework) and public order offences.

“One person has been charged and will appear in court.”

Breakdown of arrests:

  • Possession of Class A drugs x 2
  • Flare offences x 12
  • Sex assault x 1
  • Flare/Class A drugs possession x 1
  • Common assault x 1
  • Assault police/Class A drugs possession x 1
  • Affray x 1
  • Common assault/homophobic Public Order Act offence x 1
  • Homophobic Public Order Act offence x 1
  • Drunk at sporting event x 1
  • Fraud x 9

It comes after a video of a brawl between Saints and Leeds fans was shared on X.

Fans were seen spilling onto Wembley Way some time after the match, with punches being thrown between a handful of men.

Two men sporting Saints kit were seen helping one injured man up from the ground.

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