16 suspects AZ riots report to police after appeal

16 suspects AZ riots report to police after appeal
The main stand was stormed

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At least sixteen people who may have been involved in the disturbances following last week’s match between AZ and West Ham United have reported to police.

Police warned rioters yesterday that 24 photos of suspects would be shown recognizably on the TV program Opsporing Verzocht from tonight.

“If you yourself are involved in these disturbances and would like to prevent your photo from being shown on national television, please report to the police as soon as possible,” the police message read.

A police spokesman said at least four of the 24 people wanted have come forward. The other people who have come forward were not actively searched but may still have been involved in the riots.

Rioters still have until 4 p.m. this afternoon to report to police. The spokesman expects about ten photos to be shown tonight. Yesterday, two people already reported after the call.

Storming stand

On Thursday, rioters pulled down a fence and stormed the main stand of the AFAS Stadium in Alkmaar, following AZ’s elimination in the Conference League semifinals. There they sought confrontation with fans of West Ham United from London.

At the match in England a week before, there was also unrest. Then AZ fans were besieged by supporters of West Ham.

AZ supporters storm main stand

Kayleigh Williams