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up off the pitch, too, with the enhanced policing operation around West Ham’s new stadium failing to prevent another outbreak of unrest following disorder in the opening weeks of the season.
Two men were arrested for fighting outside the stadium on suspicion of affray, and a third was held on suspicion of assaulting an officer.
“During the match officers were also deployed inside the stadium following a separate disturbance. The matter was quickly dealt with and no arrests were made,” police said. “Only a small minority (was) intent on causing disruption.”