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Violence at West Ham ground discussed today

PUBLISHED: 08:15 01 December 2016 | UPDATED: 08:28 01 December 2016

West Ham United contributed £15m to building the stadium and pays £2.5m rent a season. Picture: Philip Toscano

West Ham United contributed £15m to building the stadium and pays £2.5m rent a season. Picture: Philip Toscano

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Violence at West Ham United football matches will be discussed today following clashes at the club’s new home.

A lack of police presence at matches, stewarding and crowd control measures have all come under fire.

And with a large number of visitors to the Olympic Stadium and the surrounding area, safety fears have intensified with risks to public order and concerns about terrorism growing.

Meeting at 10am this morning, London Assembly members on the Police and Crime Committee will quiz those responsible for protecting the public including the Met, London Stadium, Newham Council and Westfield Shopping Centre.


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