Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed a person has been charged following Sunday’s protest by Manchester United followers.
Numerous supporters pressured their approach into Old Trafford previous to Sunday’s scheduled 4.30pm kick-off in opposition to Liverpool as an indication in opposition to the membership’s homeowners, the Glazer household, escalated into incidents of harm and violence.
The fixture was postponed round an hour later amid the disruption with a call but to be made on a re-arranged date for the sport to be performed.
GMP stated “12 officers have now been identified as injured so far. The most serious being an officer with a broken eye socket and slash to the face”.
GMP Federation just lately stated the officer who sustained a watch damage was “lucky not to lose his sight”, stays in “lots of pain” and can want an prolonged interval off work to recuperate.
Supporters additionally gathered exterior the group’s resort – The Lowry Hotel in Manchester, the place the United group have been staying earlier than the match – and GMP confirmed the cost was made in reference to that protest specifically.
An announcement learn: “A man has been charged following a protest at The Lowry Hotel on Sunday 2 May 2021.
“Michael Anthony James Cusker (31/08/1992) of Winstanley Road, Manchester has been charged with throwing fireworks in a road, use of threatening behaviour and wilful obstruction of the freeway.
“He has been bailed ahead of a court appearance at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 25 May 2021.
“The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to make sure full transparency and independence on this investigation.”
GMP say an investigation into the disorder at Old Trafford and The Lowry Hotel on Sunday is ongoing.
“We are persevering with to evaluation all obtainable proof and following all traces of enquiry obtainable to us to be able to establish the organisers of this protest in addition to these liable for the officer assaults,” the pressure added.
The protests have been an indication from Manchester United supporters sad with the Glazer household’s 16-year possession of the membership and got here two weeks after United have been introduced as a founding member of the now-collapsed European Super League.