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Pair charged for Wembley violence

ESPN staff
April 16, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Two men have been charged for their role in the violent clashes that marred the FA Cup semi-final between Millwall and Wigan Athletic at Wembley on Saturday.

Wigan beat Millwall 2-0 to book a return to Wembley for the FA Cup final but their were ugly scenes both inside and outside of the stadium after the game.

Scotland Yard said on Tuesday that Richard Freeman, 53, had been charged with breaching bail conditions. He appeared in custody yesterday, police said.

Terance Cape, 43, will appear on bail at Hendon Magistrates' Court on May 1 charged with racially aggravated behaviour under section 4 of the Public Order Act.

Fourteen people were arrested on Saturday, police said, 12 Millwall supporters and two Wigan fans.

"The violence seen at the Millwall v Wigan FA Cup fixture over the weekend is completely unacceptable," Detective Chief Inspector Andy Barnes said. "The Metropolitan Police is committed to working with its partners in bringing those responsible to justice.

"A significant investigation is now under way to identify all involved in order to bring them to justice in a swift and robust manner.''

Scotland Yard said a 24-year-old man from the Camberwell area of south London was bailed to return to a north west London police station after being arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of a Class B drug and possession of an offensive weapon.

A 15-year-old boy, from Croydon, south London, was arrested on suspicion of ticket touting. He was bailed to return to speak to police in early May.

Scotland Yard said officers were pursuing numerous leads as part of their post-match review and will continue their probe to identify those involved.

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