Yesterday radio station Talk sport claimed that West Ham would pay for a beefed-up police presence at the London Stadium to prevent any repeat of the trouble which marred Saturday’s defeat to Burnley. They said ‘In light of this violence, West Ham have insisted that police officers be deployed inside the ground for the five remaining home games of the season, according to The Guardian.West Ham are not technically responsible for security at the stadium, which is leased from the London Legacy Development Corporation.However it is understood that board members have expressed their willingness to help fund the additional security personnel.’

However a report in the Times this disputes this by saying “Safety officials are set to bring in more police and stewards for West Ham United’s next home match after last weekend’s crowd trouble, but the club will not have to pay for the extra security. West Ham’s £2.5 million-per-year lease agreement with the stadium’s owners means the club do not have to contribute financially towards the security even if their fans’ behaviour causes costs to rise. The publicly owned London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) will pay the extra costs.

The bill for policing and stewarding comes to about £90,000 per match, and that is likely to rise by several thousand pounds after an emergency meeting today of the London Stadium’s safety advisory group.”