Hammers jump up London arrest table


trouble1West Ham have risen up the London table of football related arrests, supporters charged and issues with court football banning orders last season after early troubles at the London Stadium last season. The freedom of information request obtained by Claret and Hugh shows that the Hammers had 56 supporters arrested in total, an increase of 38 on last season and third in the table behind Chelsea and Spurs. However, West Ham did top the table in London when it came to those who went on to be charged after being arrested and also the largest amount who received court football banning orders as a result.

2016/2017 Season

2016/2017 Arrest figures Chelsea 76 Spurs 62 West Ham 56 Arsenal 32 Palace 17

2016/2017 Supporters charged West Ham 37 Chelsea 25  Arsenal 18 Spurs 14 Palace 5

2016/2017 Court Football banning Orders West Ham 19  Spurs 3  Arsenal 2 Palace 1 Chelsea 1

The cost of policing recharged to London Premier League clubs last season:

Arsenal Stadium Management Company £20,620

Chelsea Football Club £156,375

Crystal Palace Football Club £31,967

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club £55,797

West Ham United Football Club £33,318

Previous Arrest figures

2015/2016 season arrest figures Chelsea 108 Spurs 49 Arsenal 40 Palace 27 West Ham 18

2014/2015 season arrest figures Chelsea 120 Arsenal 59 Spurs 40 West Ham 27 Palace 15

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  • BlazinWHU says:

    Chelski ‘s bill looks like they dont wanna go back to the good old days when we use to ‘TAKE THE SHED’! COYI

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    The judges ain’t ex premier league ref,s are they 😂😂

  • mooro66uk says:

    So spuds= second highest arrests….3 banning orders. chelsea= most arrests…1 banning order. their magistrates don’t seem to have the same attitude as ours it would seem.

  • voice of raisin says:

    Is the cost of policing recharged to the club really an average of about £1500 per home game last season? Is this credible given comments made by the club on this issue?

  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    I wouldn’t bother , just convict us as we walk through the stiles 😂😂

  • Hammer64 says:

    It would be nice if this season we could get close to the top of the football table rather than the ones for arrests & injuries. Just a thought.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Last season was exceptional we had a lot of remoaners causing trouble inside and outside combined with a few of the old faces looking for a punch up in the wide open spaces around the stadium as well as a few inside, the banning orders were also handed, then we had the shocking stewards who were either looking for trouble or incapable of dealing with it, it was a perfect storm in terms of creating an environment for difficult situations… I think we will drop back down again this season in the crime table only hopefully.

  • Hammer64 says:

    Well, injuries too we hope!

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