Police have confirmed the arrest of a Manchester United supporter in connection with Sunday’s violent protests outside Old Trafford.
United’ Premier League big match against rival Liverpool was postponed due to pre-match protests that led to some fans breaking into the stadium.
Other fans targeted the Lowry Hotel, where United’s players stay pre-game.
Now it appears the police have taken action with the first arrest in connection with the incident.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police read: “Six police officer injuries have been reported so far with one officer receiving a fractured eye socket, requiring medical treatment, and another sustained a wound to his face, following bottles and cans being thrown from the crowd. A third officer was dragged and kicked. The officer who attended hospital has since been discharged.
“As the situation increased in hostility, additional officers had to be deployed and officers had to be drawn in from neighbouring forces to assist Greater Manchester officers.
“A 28-year old man has been arrested as a consequence of this investigation and all available evidence is being urgently reviewed to identify both the organisers of this protest and those responsible for the officer assaults.”