Match official subjected to homophobic abuse at Championship game between Millwall and Reading

Police are appealing for witnesses and footage after a match official at Saturday’s Millwall v Reading match was subjected to homophobic abuse.

The incident happened in the first half of the match at approximately 3.30pm in the East Stand and is believed to have involved home fans.

DC Phil Dickinson, from the Met’s public order crime team, said: “We take any allegation of abuse very seriously and are investigating this matter.

“If anyone was at last Saturday’s game and witnessed the incident, or has video footage of it, I would urge them to come forward to assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or can provide detectives with video footage is asked to contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or the public order crime team on 020 8246 9386.




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