Worst behaved football fans in London revealed by the Met Police

West Ham and QPR fans have topped the list for the worst behaved football fans in London, according to Metropolitan Police data.

In the first half of the 2021/22 season there were 29 arrests at West Ham’s London Stadium, 17 of which were home fans.

The offences include assaults on emergency workers and stewards, homophobic attacks and a sexual assault.

Meanwhile there 34 arrests at QPR’s Loftus Road, 23 of which were home fans including 13 arrests during a pitch invasion after their Carabao Cup win against Everton.

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It comes as arrests at football matches in the top five English leagues are at their highest levels since 2015.

A general view of outside Loftus Road Stadium. There are hopes the club will move to the Linford Christie stadium thus keeping the club in the borough

The data which covers the first six months of the season reveals more than 800 football-related arrests across the country in the first six months of the season

Of these, 218 of the arrests took place in London.

Chief constable Mark Roberts, the head of the UK’s Football Policing Unit, said cases of anti-social behaviour in young fans is a particular area of concern.

He recently voiced concerns about a pilot scheme that allowed fans to drink in the stands.

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Fulham, Sutton United and Dagenham & Redbridge fans were the best behaved, with no home fans arrested at their stadiums.

The full breakdown of football arrests at London stadiums in the first half of the 2021/22 season can be seen below:

  1. QPR, Loftus Road – 34 arrests (23 home fans)
  2. West Ham, London Stadium – 29 arrests (17 home fans)
  3. Chelsea, Stamford Bridge – 21 arrests (14 home fans)
  4. England, Wembley – 19 arrests (6 England fans)
  5. Charlton Athletic, The Valley – 16 arrests (6 home fans)
  6. Tottenham Hotspurs, Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium – 16 arrests (8 home fans)
  7. Millwall, The Den – 15 arrests (6 home fans)
  8. Arsenal, Emirates Stadium – 12 arrests (7 home fans)
  9. Brentford, Brentford Community Stadium – 12 arrests (3 home fans)
  10. Crystal Palace, Selhurst Park – 10 arrests (3 home fans)
  11. Fulham, Craven Cottage – 10 arrests (0 home fans)
  12. AFC Wimbledon, Plough Lane – 10 arrests (3 home fans)
  13. Sutton United, Gander Green Lane – 6 arrests (0 home fans)
  14. Leyton Orient, Brisbane Road – 4 arrests (1 home fan)
  15. Barnet, The Hive – 2 arrests (1 home fan)
  16. Bromley, Hayes Lane – 2 arrests (2 home fans)
  17. Dagenham & Redbridge, Victoria Road – 0 arrests

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